is a designer, learner, collaborator, and sometimes writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She works on identities, print, and digital applications for clients in cultural and educational spaces.
She is also deeply interested in co-learning (teaching, cooperative pedagogy), urban planning/urban policy, and permaculture.
Portfolio and CV on request.
Gaiwan Storytelling (盖碗故事）is the personal practice of Hua Chen, centered around storytelling through craft.
A continued exploration into how to be self-reliant.
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
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
July 2019 –
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
May 2018 –
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
Aug 2018 –Ongoing
Research on modes of critique.
Aug 2018 –
Research and personal experiments related to personal displacement.
Poster-A-Day Summer 2018
May 2018 –
Exercise in persistence and experimentation. A poster (almost) every weekday each with Basia Kurlender, Lulu Johnson, and
Mar 2017 –
Creative direction, rebranding, design, execution of Pratt Institute’s student newspaper.