Eve Liu is a lifestyle illustrator and product designer originally from Changsha, 目前在纽约工作. 她的作品刊登在《推荐网上十大正规赌平台》上, 的东京人, 布达佩斯咖啡馆, 和《推荐网上十大正规赌平台》, 相同的驱动” artwork for the limited-edition UPS Express Box as the latest 骄傲的不可阻挡的 collaboration with UPS to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned small businesses.
Eve’s creativity has been shaped by her surroundings at a young age. Her early art education in the Chinese city of Changsha put a heavy emphasis on mastering the fundamental skills that still serve her well to this day. “Some people may find it very rigid, but I think I deeply benefited from it,” says Liu. 她现在去了纽约, which she describes as a global village that has expanded the way she approaches her work. “I naturally broke away from traditional concepts and let my intuition lead me to create more diverse and concise designs,”她共享. When asked what settings inspire her, Liu recalled a place from her childhood. “I used to like to go to an old provincial library in my hometown. There are many picture books in the foreign language area. 我经常整个下午都呆在那里.”
创造“不同的文化”, 相同的驱动,” Eve drew from her experiences studying in graduate school at Maryland Institute College of Art and living in New York City. 在她人生的这几章里, Eve met people who exposed her to the cultures of South and Southeast Asia, 还有那些北太平洋岛屿. 为UPS设计件时, she tapped into this expanded knowledge to represent unique aspects of each culture but acknowledged their common ground as well. “What unifies us is that we are always trying to live our best life and put forth as much effort as we can.”
Liu worked diligently and paid careful attention to make sure elements of all Asian cultures were thoroughly represented in this piece. “我为此起草了四份草稿, 这样我就能确保每个方面都得到了覆盖", 她告诉我们. “除了我的个人经历, I also did a lot of research and watched some documentaries, 比如PBS的《推荐网上十大正规赌平台》,和“亚裔美国人”,这给了我更多的洞察力和灵感.”
Despite the challenges inherent to pursuing her career in art, Liu is undeterred. 我们询问了这些挑战, along with the hurdles of moving to a new country and her reply aptly illustrated her attitude of persistence. “As long as I can continue my creative career, I can face any challenge that comes my way!” The artist offered a simple and direct piece of advice for members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with business aspirations: “Be persistent and don't compromise on things you don't like.”
While Eve’s work is vibrant and original, she stays grounded in practicality as well. “Always think about what is accessible for the audience or user,” she offered to aspiring designers. “A good design can hardly be separated from functionality.” She also emphasized the importance of becoming familiar with the brand you’re working on. “I conduct detailed research into the brand’s client base and incorporate key elements into my design to reflect their characteristics and mine.”
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