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.
Jacket to hold books in while on long walks. Cotton.
Dresses made in isolation. Linen and repurposed cotton.
A continued exploration into how to be self-reliant.
Hua Chen is a designer, learner, collaborator, and sometimes writer based in Brooklyn, NY.
She works on identities and varying print and digital applications for clients in cultural and educational spaces.
She is also deeply interested in co-learning (teaching, cooperative pedagogy), storytelling and permaculture.
American Craft Council Membership Campaign
American Craft Council has been championing crafts and craftspeople for over 75 years. Craft was made for this moment. With Sam Barbagiovanni and Wednesday Krus.
GirlForward 2019 Annual Report
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally. Their
2019 Annual Report
focused on celebrating GirlForward girls as layered, dynamic individuals and their accomplishments, growth, and hopes for the future. With Wednesday Krus.
on design and learning
An ongoing writing project and compilation of personal thoughts on pedagogy, design, and practicing. An extension of critspace. Additional research and process can be found
Fixer provides brands with a bespoke suite of services designed to help CEOs solve problems, overcome challenges, and stay focused on core business. With
Base Design gets out of the studio and into the world! Sketches and identity work for Base Design NYC’s outing series. With
Material Lab at Pratt
Identity work for the Pratt School of Design’s newly established Material Lab, a space for students across disciplines to experiment and learn. In collaboration with
2018 – 2019
Creative direction, design, and execution of Pratt’s yearbook for the Class of 2019. We decided the only way to understand our graduating class was to try and shake the hands of everyone in it. With
Research on modes of critique. Begun in 2018.
Research and personal experiments related to personal displacement.
Poster-A-Day Summer 2018
Exercise in persistence and experimentation. A poster (almost) every weekday each with Basia Kurlender, Lulu Johnson, and
2017 – 2018
Creative direction, rebranding, design, execution of Pratt Institute’s student newspaper.