Zhenyu Wang (he)
As a graphic designer, I am an explorer and storyteller. My Chinese cultural roots and study abroad experience in Glasgow have given me a unique perspective on storytelling. I love using illustration and graphic design way to create captivating stories. I am passionate about exploring design themes related to social justice, psychology, and children’s education. Graphics have the power to convey complex information in visually appealing ways. I excel at using videos and posters to tell stories that resonate with people more deeply. Currently, I am exploring the design expression of resource books.
My graduation project tells the story of silicosis in the denim supply chain. The truth behind denim sandblasting workers’ breathing difficulties and struggling steps is hidden behind the classic appearance and fashion trends of denim jeans. I made complex and obscure information easy to understand through material collection and layout. I aim to use a powerful combination of images and text to reveal the harsh realities of denim sandblasting and increase awareness of the silicosis caused by this process. Graphic design has the ability to evoke emotions and has the power to move people. In the future, I will continue to dedicate myself to storytelling through graphics and illustration, using different mediums to express myself.
This project concerns silicosis caused by sandblasting techniques in the jeans supply system. The truth that jeans sandblasters have difficulty breathing and walking is hidden behind jeans’ classic look and fashion trends. I make complex and obscure information accessible through material collection and layout. I aimed to use a powerful combination of images and text to reveal the harsh reality of denim sandblasting and raise awareness of the silicosis caused by the process.