ZENGQI GUO 郭增琪

Graphic designer, calligrapher, illustrator, landscape architect based in Providence RI and China.

RISD GD MFA, Class of 2022

Zengqi has strong interests in branding, typography, type design, and making weird and funny things, and always has a sense of humor. When not working and studying, she likes laughing, cooking, and watching all kinds of movies, maybe playing the guitar for a while.

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BRAND DESIGN 品牌設計

Identity system for Harbin Ice&Snow Festival. Inspiration comes from the fact that no snowflake is the same, which represents the variability and diversity of the world. Black and white are used to distinguish between daytime and nighttime activities.

Design for Brand Design by Richard Rose at RISD in the Spring 2020.

︎ Harbin Ice&Snow Festival 哈爾濱冰雪節



TYPE DESIGN 字體設計

Selene is a serif text face designed to match the tone of Andrea Levy’s novel, Small Island. It is all about brave, loyalty, and optimism in difficulties. Its almost straight bracket and triangular serifs make it both strong, warm, and also contemporary.

Design for Type Design by Richard Lipton at RISD in the Fall 2020.
︎ Selene Text 月亮 正文字體



BRAND IDENTITY

Identity system for Center for Puppetry Arts.

Design for Brand Design by Richard Rose at RISD in the Spring 2020.

︎ Center for Puppetry Arts



MACHINE LEARNING | StyleGAN2

I simulated the working way of the GAN, which has two sub-networks, a generator and a discriminator. The discriminator is used to discriminate between real images and the fake images that are generated by the generator. In this Cookbook, the generator is like a chef in a cook school and the discriminator is like a teacher and a gastronome in the cook school. The text in the recipe is also generated by machine.
Cookbook Video
Latent Walk Video

Design for Design in Posthuman Age by Anastasiia Raina at RISD in the Fall 2020.
︎ ML Cookbook



ILLUSTRATION | SPECULATIVE DESIGN

Galls are swelling growth on the external tissues of plants, fungi, or animals. In an era dominated by nuclear energy, people suffer from death, mutation, and starvation. However, plants can always survive despite chronic radiation exposure by using their plant hormones and cell walls to reduce radiation effects through protein transformation. Scientists injected chemicals extracted from plants into human body and turned people and plants into symbionts. As plants grow up, they surround the body and become a protective shield for humans.

Design for Design in Posthuman Age at RISD in the Fall 2020.
︎ Gall–Plan 癭計劃