P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Andy Chen, 2010

Partner, Isometric Design Studio

Andy Chen is the child of immigrants from Taiwan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MFA in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design

Andy Chen is the co-founder and a partner of Isometric Design Studio. He completed his MFA in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Andy was born in Los Angeles to Taiwanese immigrants.

In 2009, Andy graduated from Princeton University where he majored in sociology and graduated magna cum laude with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended Rhode Island School of Design in September, 2010 for a three-year MFA in graphic design.

Andy founded Princeton's first graphic design initiative, the Student Design Agency, and was awarded the Pyne Honor Prize, the university's highest general undergraduate distinction. 

Andy's work focuses on design that addresses issues of social concern. In the summer of 2009, he completed an internship under Paula Scher at the New York office of Pentagram Design. He was a Fulbright Research Associate at the Royal College of Art's Helen Hamlyn Centre, where he partnered with Age UK to create graphic design solutions that addressed social stigma surrounding aging and sexuality.

Education
  • MFA Graphic Design | Rhode Island School of Design 2013
  • BA Sociology | Princeton University 2009
Work History
  • Isometric Design Studio, Partner
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