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Yiying Lu

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About the Artist

Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and TEDx speaker. Named one of the “Fast Company Most Creative People in Business,” Microsoft's “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation”, and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design, Yiying has created iconic designs seen by billions of people, including the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O'Brien Pale Whale, Dumpling & Boba Tea Emojis, and the Chinese Style Mickey Mouse for the Disney Shanghai opening.

Her work has been featured in tier-one media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, educated in Sydney, Australia & London, UK, she is now based in San Francisco and runs her innovation studio with corporate clients, including Apple, Google, Salesforce and Airbnb. Her name means “Happy & Creative,” and her life purpose is to bring more Happiness & Creativity through her work to the world.

About the Work

Disco Winter Wonder Land & Sea is a playful and whimsical celebration of the winter holiday season and the natural inhabitants from different continents. The art piece includes iconic north pole animals such as the polar bears, red panda, koala, whale shark, etc. It will be a vivid and fun animated art piece. The artwork aims to delight the locals and visitors of San Francisco. It also promotes biological diversity and ocean conservation educationally and engagingly.