INTRO

More than

Meets the eye

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My roots in design go deep. My mom started teaching me about traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy when I was five. As a fine art teacher, she taught me the importance of beauty, which has stayed with me even as I pursued more functional design forms. My philosophy is really simple: Everything I make should always look nice and intentional. I don’t believe in settling on design because of function or doing something at random just because it looks good. There should always be a rationale.

I work at the intersection of brand & product, bringing a heavy sense of graphic design to my digital work.

I’ve been lucky enough to have had a great variety of career experiences: I’ve worked for agencies, product companies, and my own freelance business, both in the office and remote. This versatility comes through in the work I do as well. My background in graphic design gave me solid typography, color theory, and visual communication skills, all of which I bring to my work on digital products and websites.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Digitale Leute Summit, Remote, 2020
Product Crunch, Berlin, 2018

Element UX, Poland, 2018
Codemotion Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016
Ampersand Conference, UK, 2015

JURY DUTIES

Awwwards, 2016-2021
Digital Design Days + Offf Awards (annual), 2016-2018
Digital Design Awards, 2018
CSS Design Awards, 2016
Ukrain Design: The Very Best of 2016

INTERVIEWS
AWARDS & FEATURES

Design made in Germany
TypeWolf
Muzli
SiteInspire
Women Who Design
Behance
Davey Awards
Gold Spiders Award (Altın Örümcek)
Adobe Typekit Blog
Format Magzine
Webdesign Depot
Webdesign Inspiration
Web Creme
Semplice Showcase
The Design Inspiration
Crokoblock
Magazine du Webdesign
The Hungry Designer
Design Quixotic

SERVICES

Website Design
Brand Identity
User Interface
Service Design
Concept Development
Art Direction
Editorial Design

CONTACT

lugotype@gmail.com

SOCIAL

I came. I saw.

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I work at the intersection of brand & product, bringing a heavy sense of graphic design to my digital work. Currently based in Berlin, building brand at Pitch.

© 2021 Lu yu. Website built with Semplice. Website typefaces: Cosi Azure, Cosi Times & Patron.

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