Photo Credit: William Luperena

Photo Credit: William Luperena

Adventure. Make. Inspire. 

My name is Mandy Mei. I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. 

Spending my early childhood in GuangZhou, China opened up my interests in exploring different cultures and languages. I speak English, Cantonese Chinese, and Spanish, and currently learning German. I frequently attend events in design, science, and education, and also travel in search of inspiration. One day, I will use my creative and cultural skills to make a difference in education in underdeveloped countries.

In January 2016, I received a Bachelor of Technology in Communication Design from New York City College of Technology, CUNY. I am now working for the Design Team at Faculty Commons at City Tech to improve the college experience for both students and faculty. Through the undergraduate years and work experiences (including Infor's Hook&Loop NYC and Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and Ouchi Gallery), I've developed my skills in communication, leadership, project management, graphic design, social media, photography, program development, and teaching.


Workshops
• Zine Design Workshop, March 2016
• Zine Design In-Class Demo, March 2016
• Sketch and InVision Lesson, January 2016

Presentations/Speeches
Black Male Initiative Graduation Ceremony, Graduate Reflection, May 2016
• English In-Class Discussion: The Buzz Blogging Experience, October 2015
• Professional Development Center (PDC) Launch Event: Internship and Career Experience, May 2015
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Induction Ceremony: Introduction, September 2014
• Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) Graduation: Graduate Remarks, May 2014

Volunteer
National Museum of the American Indian, Educational Programs Volunteer
St. George's Ukrainian Festival, Face Painter
• Materials for the ArtsEvent Assistant
• Museum of Chinese in AmericaEvent Assistant
• El Museo Del Barrio, Face Painter
• littleBits, Face Painter
• GroundswellMural Painter
• MakerFaireStreet Teamer
• FasTracKidsTutor

Press
• CUNY Newswire: City Tech Students Spend Summer in High Tech Internships
• Hook & Loop NYC: An Interview With Interns From New York City College Of Technology

Awards
• Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, October 2015
• Outstanding Commitment to BMI and Honors Scholars, Honors Scholars Program, May 2015
• Cover Design Winner, City Tech Writer, May 2015
• Honorable Mention, CUNY Entrepreneurial Concept Competition, December 2013
• Most Valuable Painter, Groundswell Mural Project, September 2013

Organizations
National Geographic Society, November 2015 – Present
• OpenLab Student Community Team, February 2015 – May 2016
ASIFA-East Animation Community, October 2014 – October 2015
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars, September 2014 – December 2015
• The Knowledge House Innovation Fellowship, March – May 2014
Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program, February – May 2014
Art Directors Club, November 2013 – September 2014
Honors Scholars Program, September 2012 – December 2015