Graduate Student Profile
A Canadian-born Chinese from Vancouver, Gladys is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington. Working in Japan has inspired her to reflect back on her passion for design. She continues to work on design projects and investigates the relationships and influences from eastern and western cultures.
Analyzing the cultural influences on design has been an integral part of my work. Having the privilege of growing up in a western environment while concurrently exposed to eastern culture has propelled my continual exploration of cross-cultural designs. Constantly striving to create memorable experiences, the functionality of my designs can range from creating work that is more playful and fun, to work that visually communicates a more simplistic and clean aesthetic.