Chenyun Gao

I am Chenyun Gao. In my opinion, design should strive to convey wisdom and emotion, so I like to seek inspiration from life, discover and explore through visual experiments, and explore the field of sustainable development with visual language. I am good at brand design, book design focused on teamwork. ‘Like ’is the foundation of a designer's growth. After graduation this year, I will become a passionate and dedicated graphic designer.

Harvesting Misunderstanding 

The text I chose is that syncretism is a kind of development. Thanks to misunderstanding, not only the old do change but above all, the new is born. “Intermediate zones are created which act as a testing ground for the encounter, for a new start. So, from the initial ‘not understanding each other,’ a fruitful confrontation develops, which leads to something different, where everyone remains themselves, The process is syncretism, and syncretism promotes development. I used tie-dye as my inspiration to experiment with fusion. Different materials, different pigments meet, change, develop, transform. Through the poster, I say ‘syncretism is a kind of development’. The Video restores the original information in the visual impact. What the eyes see is integration, but what some eyes cannot see. There is also integration in culture, habits, institutions and technology, etc.Integration is a kind of development.


Syncretism, Development, Change, Performative Design, Visual Test


Kingston School of Art, Kingston University
MA Communication Design: Graphic Design 2020/2021


In collaboration with

Exhibition team
Claudia Chiavazza & Yifan Wu

Visual identity
Abhimanyu Bhatia & Shelley Huang

Social Media
Lina Toumpeli, Lucy-May Turner & Pankti Shah

Gayathri Anthey

Claudia Chiavazza & White Bai

Jean Zeng & Zimeng Jia

Yangyang Wu & Xueqi Bai
Special thanks to
Alberto Ajelli / Anna Kehrer / Azza Wielach / Ell Flynn / Kate Jenkins / Pablo Grattoni / Yileng Yin / Zeina Boukhaled

Andrew Haslam / Cathy Gale / Max Ryan / Naho Matsuda / Tao Lin