Cong Iu

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Education

May 2009

MFA in Visual Communication Design
School of Visual Arts, The University of Oklahoma

May 2005

BFA in Visual Communication Design
School of Arts, Renmin University of China

Work Experience


2016 – present

Senior Art Director
Adcetera, Houston, TX

Responsibilities included art direction, initial concept development, and layout on a variety of print materials including brochures, flyers, banners, magazines and signages as well as overseeing design aspect of development and production of websites. 

Clients: HP, Sysco, Red Lion Hotels Corporation, KBR, Flotek, and Texas Children Hospital. 


2013 – 2016

Art Director
Adcetera, Houston, TX

Responsibilities included initial concept development for websites, initial concept development and art direction for animation, product launch toolkit including print and social pieces, concept development for all traditional print collaterals, and environmental design such as show booth, launch event, and retail space.


2011 – 2013

Senior Graphic Designer
Adcetera, Houston, TX

Responsibilities included print design, website design, storyboarding for animation, and environmental design such as show booth, launch event, and retail space.


2009 – 2011

Graphic Designer
Adcetera, Houston, TX

Responsibilities included concept development on a variety of traditional print projects including identities, brochures, and retail merchandising. Also started to design across other disciplines such as style board and storyboard for 3D animation as well as website design. 


2008

Special U.S. Correspondent
Art&Design Magazine, Beijing, China

Served as translator on contract for the chief editor and interviewed Dutch graphic artist Harmen Liemburg at the AGI Conference in Chicago. Wrote an article about him and published in the magazine.


2005 – 2006

Graphic Designer
Render Communication, Beijing, China

Conceptualized and designed identities and print collaterals for real estate and banking industries.  


Teaching Experience

2007 – 2009

Teaching assistant
School of Visual Arts, The University of Oklahoma

Assisted in teaching a number of undergraduate courses such as Visual Communication I, Design Technology, and Typography I. Responsibilities included demonstrating technologies, helping with studio hours, conducting critiques, and grading students’ work. 

Achievements


Spring 2016

Gold Addy Award Professional Category
American Advertising Federation Houston

#thebloodytruth Blood Drive Awareness    |   Concept 


Spring 2016

Citation of Excellence Addy Award Professional Category
American Advertising Federation Houston

FOODIE: The Heart of Food & Service    |   Design


Spring 2011

Gold Addy Award Professional Category
American Advertising Federation Tenth District

HP Vancouver Store Digital Signage   |   Storyboard


Fall 2008

Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The University of Oklahoma Chapter


Spring 2005

Dean’s list
The University of Oklahoma


Technical Skills

Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Adobe XD, After Effects, SketchUp, Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office


Language Proficiency

Native in Chinese
Fluent in English


Professional References

Karen Hayes-Thumann 

Visual Communication Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
University of Oklahoma
E kmthumann@ou.edu
P 405-325-3972

Arick Chikiamco 

Creative Director
Pure Design Studio
E achikiamco@gmail.com
P 713-385-6698

Blas Pereyra 

Senior Art Director
Langrand
E Blas@langrandco.com
P 832-705-5441