Yiying Lu is an award-winning Designer, artist, entrepreneur, and speaker. Born in Shanghai China, Educated in Sydney Australia & London UK, currently based in San Francisco. She is probably most widely known as the artist of the official Dumpling Emoji and Twitter’s infamous Fail Whale (and Conan O’Brien Pale Whale). She has also served as the creative director of 500 Startups, the first artist in residence of IDEO China, a design lecturer at University of Technology Sydney and NYU Shanghai, and the artist behind the Disney Shanghai Recruitment Campaign. She currently runs her creative studio in San Francisco and speaks internationally on her experience of being an “artrepreneur” (artist & entrepreneur).

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