F News Unwrapped is a collection of multi-platform designs I made for F Newsmagazine.
Staff Designer
10 Months
(Jun. 2019 ~ Apr 2020)
F Newsmagazine is an award-winning journal of arts, culture, and politics edited and designed by students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The print edition is published eight times a year and distributed free around Chicago.

During the past presses, I was involved in a wide range of tasks from designing spreads for print issues, illustrating social media posts to creating motion graphic advertisements playing on digital screens across SAIC campus.
Editorial Design:
designed spreads and illustrated graphics with given articles and initial templates
user interface design:
designed and built customized online articles to enhance audience engagement
other disciplineS:
motion graphics
printed issues
Montage of selected spreads and cover art done between 2019 and 2020
Close up of "The Visible Hands": Cover art for November 2019 issue
Close up of "2010's in Review", an infographic for December 2019 issue
Close up of "2010's in Review"
Close up of "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
F Newsmagazine Spotted at Quimby's Bookstore, Chicago, IL
when this is over
Due to the COVID outbreak in March 2020, F News was not able to produce a printed issue in April. We came up with an alternate plan that our April issue will be digital. During the one-week long production of this special stay-at-home themed digital issue, I was responsible for:

Designing two articles with an initial template provided by the Art Director;

Assisting the Art Director to build a third of the website on Webflow;

Illustrating two articles and implementing the illustrations on the website

When This is Over is one of the articles I designed. It is an audio collage on post-quarantine life by Luis López.

Link to live article: When this is over
Link to F News April 2020 Issue: April Issue - F Newsmagazine
Hero animation of the article
Micro-animations were added in the article to echo with the hero animation
the untranslatable
In spring 2020, to increase the click through rate of F Newsmagazine website, I transformed one of the web articles into a customized, interactive website. Unlike the regular static web articles we post most of the time, this article aims at inviting our audience to visit our website more frequently to discover more engaging and interactive experience.

Link to live article: The Untranslatable
Hover-triggered interaction for article annotations
illustration commisions
Montage of selected web illustration done between 2019 to 2020
digi-screen ad
15-second animation I created for an advertisement on F News' website, displayed on both 1920×1080 and 720×480 frame size TV screens