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Service Design (MA)

Ziyu Fang

Ziyu is an interdisciplinary entrepreneur with a proven track record in the financial industry. Having served as a private equity fund manager, she has engaged in various stock trading and derivative investment activities, demonstrating expertise in navigating complex financial markets. Ziyu's experience includes successfully overseeing multiple large-scale transactions, highlighting their ability to execute deals efficiently and effectively.

Currently, Ziyu is dedicated to the operation and management of their own private investment company. In this role, she not only oversee investment strategies but also actively explore and develop cross-industry investment opportunities. Recognizing the power of collaboration, Ziyu has forged a strategic partnership with Nongfu Spring, a well-known Chinese mineral water brand. Through this partnership, they have been able to contribute to the art community by assisting in the selection and support of exceptional artists and designers from prestigious art schools.

Moreover, Ziyu's passion for the arts extends beyond financial support. She actively engage in the establishment of art venues, playing a pivotal role in the creation of co-branded art galleries across China. These art spaces serve as platforms for emerging artists to showcase their talent and gain recognition. By leveraging their extensive network and resources, Ziyu actively promotes and advocates for these young artists, contributing to the vibrant art scene in China.

With their entrepreneurial spirit and diverse skill set, Ziyu continues to drive innovation, bridge industries, and foster collaborations that have a positive impact on both the financial and art sectors. Her commitment to supporting emerging talent and promoting creativity showcases their dedication to making a meaningful difference in the world of business and the arts.

Degree Details

School of DesignService Design (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Stevens Building, Second and third floors

Ziyu Fang

Ziyu Fang. A versatile service designer. For several years, I worked as a private equity fund manager, where I gained valuable experience in the financial industry. During my tenure, I was involved in various trading activities, including A-shares, options, futures, and the U.S. stock market.

However, the outbreak of the pandemic had a profound impact on me. It made me realize the importance of making a positive difference in society and contributing to the well-being of the general public. This realization inspired me to pursue a career where I could continue designing with a focus on human happiness.

During my studies, I acquired skills in UI and UX design. Combining these skills with my years of experience in finance, I possess a unique perspective on understanding users. In the field of service design, I have explored diverse topics, such as public safety design, personal health design, design for the mother and baby population, and the care of individuals reintegrating into society after incarceration. These projects have allowed me to broaden my understanding and expertise in designing for various user needs.

Looking ahead, my goal is to integrate my rich life experiences into my design work. By drawing upon my background in finance and my passion for enhancing human well-being, I aim to create designs that not only meet users' expectations but also make a positive impact on their lives.

Thank you for your attention, and I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey of design with all of you.

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