Shiyan Zeng, is graphic designer based in China. She has a great interest in social issues. And she hope that in the future she can continue to explore social design and make a difference to the world through understanding it. She has a knack for courage and likes exploring “issues” and serving the “community” to which they correspond. She believes that there are no boundaries to design and harnesses it to create positive change. Her under graduate project ‘Dace of Fat’ exploredthe contemporary view of obesity and is multi-award winning including Gold at the IAA International Art and Design Competition.
In China, parent’s anxiety about their children's education (and the associated financial & practical costs) has become a major concern, directly affecting their personal well-being and social harmony, and inevitably the healthy mental, physical & emotional growth and development of their children. This project aims to illuminate to parents the need to develop a more open view of education and to deal rationally with educational anxiety. My practice aims to open up conversations around this issue – both within the local community but also at Governmental levels – so that steps can be taken to achieve the goal of reducing the mental health burden on Chinese students, their parents and assisting grandparents.
I recorded feedback from the audience on video, during and after reading the magazine, to create a documentary.
This book charts the methodologies I have developed for Life Clock and Children Under the Double Reduction Policy projects.