Photo Credit: William Luperena

Photo Credit: William Luperena

Adventure. Make. Inspire. 

I am Mandy Mei, a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Because I spent my early childhood in Guangzhou, China with my grandparents, I learned to appreciate different cultures and languages at a young age. Today, I travel at least three times a year to experience the other sides of the world little by little. I believe that my purpose on earth is to use my creative ideas and language skills to make a difference in endless corners of the world through the use of art making. 

I enjoy climbing and latin dancing my free time away. Occasionally I hand letter awesome song lyrics, inspirational quotes, and phrases from my friends that send me good vibes.

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

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

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

• Brooklyn Boulders: Introducing Mandy Mei | BKB Artist Residency
• 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

Published Works
• City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press, Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly, Volume 7, Fall 2015 (Page 6-7)
Scholars Newsletter Covers (Volume 2, Issue 2 and Volume 3, Issue 1)

Artist Residency, Brooklyn Boulders , September – November 2016
• 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

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


December 2016: BKB Artist Residency Exhibition at Brooklyn Boulders, Location TBA
October 2016: Groundswell Annual Art Auction Benefit at Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
Decemeber 2015: Holiday Salon at Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
October 2013: "Made in Brooklyn" (T-Shirt Design) at Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 2013: Art Lov[H]er (Featured Woman Artist) at The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 2013: Print Exchange 2013 at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
July 2013 : Print Exchange 2013 at Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA
June 2013: 100 Artists Exhibition: "YES" at Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY