Hua Chen is a designer, learner, collaborator, and sometimes writer based in Brooklyn, NY. They work on identities, print, and digital applications for clients in cultural, nonprofit, and educational spaces.
They are also deeply interested in co-learning (teaching, cooperative pedagogy), urban planning/urban policy, and permaculture.

Portfolio and CV upon request.

Gaiwan Storytelling (盖碗故事)is the personal practice of Hua Chen, centered around storytelling and self-sufficiency through craft.

Pronouns: They/She

    Designer @ ThoughtMatter

Previously At
    Base Design NYC

Also Doing
    NYC-DSA Electoral Working Group 🌹️

Currently available for select freelance projects and collaborations. Practice centers around speculative futures and creating open source access points to information in the service of justice. Let’s work together.

Clients/Collaborators (Past & Present)
    Base Design,
    Kinship Labs,
    American Craft Council,
    New York Public Radio,
    Union Square Partnership,
    Fixer Advisory Group,
    Geffen Playhouse,
    Union Square Hospitality Group,
    Pratt Institute School of Design,
    Moore Street Alliance,

Co-learning, Guest Critique, etc.

    Core Typography I, Parsons School of Design, Guest Critic (2020) 
    Professional Practice, Pratt Institute (2021)
    Type Directors Club Award (2018)

Projects Featured On
    Urban Design Forum (2021)

All tenderness to you. 温柔只留给你.