Zhenqi Ong

Name: Zhenqi Ong

Professional title: Designer

Email address: zhenqi@studio-424.com

Portfolio link: works.ongzhenqi.com

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Bio: I'm Zhenqi, Z for short, a designer from Singapore currently based in Chicago, IL. After getting my Bachelor's in Industrial Design, I worked in the retail display and visual merchandising industry for a few years. In 2011, I decided to change directions and moved to Chicago to pursue my Master in Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am currently working for Studio 424, a boutique design and branding studio that cares about progressive causes and has done work for various non-profits including the Clean Energy Trust, American Architectural Foundation, and The Exoneration Project, to name a few.

Always curious, I love learning about new things and believe in thinking by making. I have a strong passion for dynamic branding and typography, and continually seek to better myself in these areas. I believe that empathy is one of the most important traits a designer should have.

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese

Primary area of expertise: branding

Secondary area of expertise: art / creative direction

Third area of expertise: print design

Any additional skills or areas of expertise you would like us to know about: Typography, book design, screen printing, illustration

Experience Level: Mid-level