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About: Bio

Hi  there! My name is Elvin Ou.

I'm a digital experience designer that straddles AR/VR and 3D design, currently designing visual experience at Coach and teaching interactive installation design at Pratt Institute. All my past work has been aiming to encourage human interaction in the intersection of digital media and the physical environment.


In the contemporary moment, the contradiction of maximizing flexibility and our desire to present personal stories puts stress on the prescriptiveness of design. I want to design in that tension between a given narrative and the individual experience. I believe that the key to unlocking the nuance in this delicate balance is through an added layer of digital experience. My creative thinking, design skills and technology are used to manipulate a wide gamut of tools in order to shorten the bridge of communication.

Selected Professional Experience

2021- present     Visual Experience Designer, Coach - Tapestry Inc, New York, US

2020-2021          Digital Experience Designer, Schuco USA lllp, New York, US

2019-present      Founder and Co-Director, Neonblack Studio, New York, US

2017-2018          Interior Design Intern, Morris Adjmi Architects, New York, US

2016-2017          Interior Design Intern, Gensler, Shanghai, CN

Selected Awards / Fellowships / Residencies

2020    Immersive Experience Emerging Talent Award Nominations in 2020 CITIC Press Lightening Selection

2020    Student Reel Finalist Unreal Engine

2020    Red Burns Scholarship

2019    NY11 Designing for Wellness 2019 Student Award by NY11+

2017    Harold Leeds Scholarship

2016    Education Legacy Fund Award by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

2016    Holland T and Mary Jeanne Salley Endowed Scholarship

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021    The Third DunHuang Design Week, DunHuang Design Week, DunHuang, China

2021     2021 Second New International Art Exhibition, Online, China

2021     Chelsea ArtWalk Online Gallery, NYC Artwalk, Online, New York, US

2021     Chelsea ArtWalk, NYC Artwalk, Chelsea, New York, US

2021     International Art Competition Life on Earth, Art Room Gallery, Online

2021     17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) - TĀCTUS, ADAF, Online, Athens, Greece

2021     Blue Art Show, Grey Cube Gallery, Online, Californian, US

2021     REBERATION, The Holy Art, Online, London, UK

2021     CONTEMPORARY, Boomer Gallery, London, UK

2021     SKIES, Fusion Art, Online, Palm Springs, US

2021     Architecture, A60 Art Space, Milan, Italy

2020     Art and Design Education: Future Lab, West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, China

2020     Student Showcase Fall 2020, Unreal Engine, US

2019     Mirage Well, Auto Art Space, Beijing, China

2019     Mirage Well, Bamboo Art Center, Shanghai, China

2019     Light As An Art Medium, Way of Seeing Now, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, US

2019     Here, There, The Oculus World Trade Center, New York, US

2019     ITP & IMA Winter Show, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, US

2019     Education Legacy Fund, Teknion, New York, US

2019     ITP & IMA Spring Show, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, US

2018     Atma-Graha , 198 Allen St, New York, US

2016     NY11 Designing for Wellness, Fisher & Paykel Showroom, New York, US

Selected Publications

2021     ChromArt Magazine Exclusive Interview, Interview, October, Online

2021     Al-Tiba9 Magazine, Artists' Dialogs, Interview, September, Online

Selected Jurys

2021     21/FA-INT-731-03 Final Review Jury, Pratt Institute, New York, US

2021     21/FA-INT-481-03 Mid Review Jury, Pratt Institute, New York, US

2020     INT-201-Design Studio Final Review Jury, Pratt Institute, New York, US

2018     INT-403- Design Studio Final Review Jury, Pratt Institute, New York, US


Teaching Experience

2020-2021     Visiting Assistant Professor, Interior Design Department, Pratt Institute

                                      [Courses: Interactive Lighting Installation Design]

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