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Yiying Lu

The Alchemist
Happy Creative Land

Yiying Lu, an award-winning artist and advocate for art democratization, hails from Shanghai, was educated in Sydney and London, and has called San Francisco home since 2015. Recognized as one of “Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business” and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design, she crafted iconic artworks like the Twitter Fail Whale, Dumpling 🥟, Boba tea 🧋 and Peacock 🦚 emojis, and the Chinese Paper-cut Style Mickey Mouse for Disney Shanghai. With accolades from Microsoft's “Top 10 Leader in Innovation,” Yiying's impact extends beyond art, collaborating with tech giants such as Apple, Google, Salesforce, and Adobe. Passionate about merging Art & Tech, Beauty & Meaning, and bridging East & West, she utilizes design and storytelling for positive social change, empowering the next generation.

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