Jiani Liao

The reason why I love graphic design is because I think this is a very malleable profession, which allows me to find my own place in many fields. I used to think that graphic design is just to make posters, but on the road of learning and continuous exploration, I understand that graphic design is no longer just based on a two-dimension environment. The methodologies, research, analysation, and experimentation make me think that graphic design can be dynamic and three-dimensional. I am now very interested in exploring the possibilities of graphic design, and I am more willing to experiment.

Harvesting Misunderstanding

After reading this article, I made a generalisation. I extracted a sentence from the article as the starting point of my design: "It was right here, in this territory of misunderstanding that encounters occurred, the continuous negotiation that led to the spontaneous creation of something new." I was very interested in the new things that arise from the collision of two cultures mentioned in the article. I started thinking about this, what kind of two cultures? what new things can be produced?

I created a new concept for it: Sounds of Mix. In this project, I studied the use of different forms to express the meaning of the same word. When these different forms are combined with different sequences, new things are born.


Mix, Culture, Collision, Coexistence


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