I'm an introspective and curious
visual storyteller who’s obsessed with
image-making through typography.

As a Chinese-American designer, artist, and writer, I investigate the Asian American identity, mental health, and vulnerability. My work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and featured in People of Craft, Womankind Art Exhibit and more. My background is in branding, illustration, and print design, and I’m also known for my interdisciplinary passion projects.

In 2017 I founded Take Up Space, a visual storytelling project that celebrates women's voices. Currently, I’m a Brooklyn-based freelance designer and the creative director of The Cosmos.

Say hi, collab or send dog pics: biancang.design@gmail.com
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Résumé: Here
Reading:
Say What You Mean by Oren Jay Sofer
Listening: 03 / yes and no

 

b. Edison, NJ
Working and living in Brooklyn, NY

Education
2016     The University of Michigan, BFA in Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
2015     Central Saint Martins, Integrated Abroad, London, UK

Recognition
2016     The Type Directors Club, Certificate of Excellence
2015     Honorable Mention, Stamps Undergrad Juried Exhibition
2015     The Arts at Michigan Student Mini-Grant

Solo Exhibitions
2018     Defying Dualities, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions
2018     Women's Art Collective Artist Showcase, Theaterlab, New York, NY
2018     Womankind Art Exhibit, One Art Space, New York, NY
2018     Art of Survival, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017     Stamps Alumni Juried Exhibition, Stamps Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2016     Mind Your Head, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2015     Stamps Undergrad Juried Exhibition, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Speaking
2018     #TDKTuesdays: the creative process behind Take Up Space, New York, NY
2018     NYC Salon #67: Power of Passion Projects & Taking Up Space, New York, NY
2018     Friends Work Here Happy Hour, Brooklyn, NY

Workshops/Events
2018     Facilitator, The Cosmos NY Retreat, Creators Studio: Visual Storytelling Workshop, Catskills, NY
2018     Co-facilitator, A Zine Making Workshop with Femme Mâché & Take Up Space, Brooklyn, NY
2018     Facilitator, Defying Dualities: An evening of female art and conversation, Brooklyn, NY
2018     Co-facilitator, Gendered Contradictions Dinner, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Residency
2018     Rhinebeck Residency, Rhinebeck, NY

Related Work
2018     Creative Director, The Cosmos
2018     Member, THRIVE art studio mastermind
2017     Founder, Take Up Space
2017     New York City host, The Design Kids
2017     Student, Passion to Paid with Lauren Hom
2016     Designer, Alfalfa Studio

Interviews/Press/Publications
2018     People of Craft by Amélie Lamont & Timothy Goodman
2018     “Waiting for Us” by Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok, Issue 2: Light & Dark, Slant’d Media
2018     “It’s me, Mom.” by Bianca Ng, Issue 8: Power And, The Seventh Wave
2018     “people making cool things: bianca ng” by Molly Mary O'Brien
2018     “Bianca Ng on art, womanhood, and defying contradictions” by Chery Sutjahjo, The Slant
2017     “A-Magazine: Winter 2018”, Argonaut

What collaborators say

Ankit Shah, Founder & CEO of Tea With Strangers

"I love your style of work. Your self-awareness, honesty, and life-loving approach to expressing yourself and your work inspires me, and I wanted to be a part of that. TWS was just a fortunate avenue to do so, and I felt that your voice was beautifully aligned with my hopes for how TWS would be perceived.

I appreciated your willingness to work with me and accommodate my requests, your push back when you felt strongly about your preferences and the way that you communicated so clearly about your timeline and expectations."

Julian Bridges, Musician & Director

"I chose to work with you due to two primary reasons: A) I know you personally, and you're an incredibly talented, kind, engaging human being. B) Your work is top-notch, and I think it brings a level of humanity and personality to logo/title design that typically isn't found in an increasingly tech-driven world.

The several steps of experimentation and development were extremely helpful. Additionally, I felt like we were able to communicate clearly and without any of the unnecessary formalities that some people tend to hold close. I honestly just thought it was a great process."

Michelle Poler, Keynote Speaker & Influencer

"I truly enjoyed meeting you through our 100-day projects back in 2015. It’s amazing how we turned an Instagram follow into a real collaboration. I loved how you connected with the Hello Fears movement right away and felt compelled enough to work with me. I always dreamed of having my own merchandise line and this was the beginning of it! After our first meeting IRL you immediately got the concept of what I was going after and in no time, you presented me with twelve bold designs that turned a blurry idea into a tangible product. 

I also loved how well you took my feedback and how fast you reworked your designs to fit my vision 100%. After a year of starting this project with you, I still love the result and even more, I love to share it with others who now use it as daily reminders to make courageous choices on their day today."

Sara R. Radin, Writer, Curator, & founder of It's Not Personal

"I wanted to work with you because of your insatiable curiosity and eagerness to collaborate and learn. You delivered results that were on brand, clean, simple and straightforward. You helped us create a strong brand identity that speaks to our growing platform at It's Not Personal."

Wayne Chang, Proprietor of WYC Technology

"You knew what I wanted and how you could help me get there. Anything that lets me use less mental power on design is a win for me, and that starts with a mutual understanding of the project goals. I felt that you were able to quickly contextualize the project and present a great deliverable without much effort on my part."