About


spicy food addict // dog whisperer // travel planner // rock collector // inspirational quote letterer // organizing enthusiast // liberal arts advocate // amateur latin dancer // belay certified indoor climber // laughing machine // hugger // 200% Chinese by blood and skin with an international heart Photo Credit: Arianna Bollers

spicy food addict // dog whisperer // travel planner // rock collector // inspirational quote letterer // organizing enthusiast // liberal arts advocate // amateur latin dancer // belay certified indoor climber // laughing machine // hugger // 200% Chinese by blood and skin with an international heart

Photo Credit: Arianna Bollers

Mandy Mei is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2016, Mandy graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Communication Design from New York City College of Technology, CUNY. During her years in college, she was an active student leader involved in various programs such as the Honors Scholars Program, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, OpenLab Student Community Team, and Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program.

She previously worked with Faculty Commons at City Tech, Hook&Loop NYC at Infor, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and Ouchi Gallery. Her freelance clients include Cerro Music GroupVisual Arts Center of New Jersey, MediaCom, Monique Ferrell, Siblings NYC, and Crest-REU.

On her downtime, Mandy has volunteered for HarborLAB, UPROSENational Museum of the American IndianSt. George's Ukrainian FestivalMaterials for the ArtsMuseum of Chinese in AmericaEl Museo Del BarriolittleBitsGroundswellMakerFaire, and Fastrackids.

Mandy is a proud member of the New York chapter of CreativeMornings and Damsels in Design as well as the NIONlife community and National Geographic Society. Her interests in arts and culture, science, and education inspire her to frequently attend events/talks in the New York City area, and also actively travel across the globe. See some of her travel photography on Flickr and curated wildlife shots on National Geographic


Workshops 

Calligraphy with Natural Dyes
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), 2016
Zine Design Workshop (and In-Class Demo)
New York City College of Technology, 2016
Intro to Sketch and InVision
Faculty Commons, 2016

Speaking

Student Blogging on The Buzz
Tech Day at City Tech, 2016
Graduate Reflection
Graduation Ceremony, Black Male Initiative, 2016
BTTIP Experience
Launch Event, Professional Development Center (PDC), 2015
Introduction
Induction Ceremony, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), 2014
Graduate Remarks
Graduation, Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP), 2014

Awards

Hustle Summit Scholar
FindSpark, 2017
Artist Residency
Brooklyn Boulders, 2016
Distinguished Member
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2015
Outstanding Commitment to BMI and Honors Scholars
Honors Scholars Program, 2015
Cover Design Winner
City Tech Writer, 2015
Innovation Fellowship
The Knowledge House, 2014
Honorable Mention
CUNY Entrepreneurial Concept Competition, 2013
Most Valuable Painter
Groundswell Mural Project, 2013