Embrace Community Through Cross-Cultural Design

  • NOVEMBER 12, 2020, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
  • In celebration of biological diversity, food & culture, hear the creative journey from the artist behind the Dumpling emoji & Twitter Fail Whale. You can customize one of her character designs.

Virtual Event


Embrace Community Through Cross-Cultural Design

In a celebration of biological diversity and cultural diversity, join award-winning artist Yiying Lu at Austin Design Week. Yiying is the artist behind the Dumpling Emojis, the Twitter Fail Whale, the Conan O'Brien’s Pale Whale, and the Disney Shanghai’s papercut style Mickey Mouse.

Yiying will share the creative journey she endured applying art and design to ultimately create community, solve problems, and tell cultural stories. Here, she will break down her creative process for designing the official dumpling emoji; the Twitter fail whale and her newest character design the very hungry red panda!

You will also get a chance to customize one of her iconic character designs.

  • Yiying Lu
  • From the Twitter Whale to Dumpling Emoji, Disney Shanghai Mickey Mouse to Conan O’Brien Pale Whale, Yiying Lu creates iconic designs & brands which transcend the linguistic barriers, unite people, and enchant audiences around the world. She is also a sought-after bilingual speaker in both English and Chinese, on topics of cross-cultural design, creativity, and innovation at global conferences such as SXSW, TEDx Palo Alto, Adobe MAX, Web Summit and so on.

Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, educator, and bilingual speaker. She was named a “Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business”, Microsoft’s “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation”, and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design. She has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, Fast Company, The Atlantic, TIME, L.A. Times, Wired Magazine, The Verge, NBC News, CNN, and BBC.

She was born in Shanghai China and educated in Sydney Australia & London UK, is currently based in San Francisco. Leveraging her cross-cultural background and experience, she strives to be a bridge between the East & the West. Her life purpose is unifying the dualities between Art & Tech, Business & Culture, Beauty & Meaning, Work & Life.

  • Virtual Event
  • DAY
  • Thursday, November 12th
  • TIME
  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Yiying Lu
  • General Public (everyone)
  • Free