Studio Shot:
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Design & Research:
RELATED DEPARTMENT
Self-Publishing:
Page Bureau
About:
RELATED DEPARTMENT is an independent graphic design practice founded in Shanghai in 2017, in which we dedicate ourselves to alternative approaches in design-related experiments, academic researches, visual exploration and cultural output. We actively focus on the post-Internet and post-colonial contexts for image-making processes and typographic expression. We founded Page Bureau in 2018, a self-publishing unit of RELATED DEPARTMENT, which releases printed matter and digital files ranging from one page to thousands of pages, designed with/for our friends.
Happenings:
Interviews/Feature:
Communication Arts
It's Nice That
Creative Boom
AIGA Eye on Design
Wallpaper
Design 360
Adobe China
BranD Magazine
OpenArt
art book in China
Speaking/Writing:
abC × Trigger
OCAT, Shanghai
Why Bilingual? Why Print?
The Mix Place, Shanghai
SPINE 02 – 世界のデザイナーの本棚から
The Graphic Design Review, JAGDA
#### 4-Digit Public Realm
Modern Academy, Shanghai
Approaching Uncertainty – Catherine Griffiths
The Space, Shanghai
CDF v3.5
University of Seoul, Seoul
Bad Talk
Power Station of Art, Shanghai
CDF v1
Tongji University, Shanghai
Exhibitions/Events:
Solidarity Spores
ACC, Gwangju, South Korea
Design against Epidemic, psD
Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Printed Matter NYABF
MoMA PS1, New York City, U.S.
Asia as Fiction
Osaka, Japan
On Growing Up in a Chinatown Store
San Francisco, U.S.
CommUNITY, SFDW
San Francisco, U.S.
Florence Design Biennale China
Ningbo, China / Florence, Italy
Shanghai Visual Art & Design Exhibition
Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
Related Staff:
SCARLETT XIN MENG
Role:
Founder/Creative Director
Bio:
Scarlett holds a BFA in Studio Art from Cornell University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied Architecture in Career Discovery program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has worked for Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) and so on. Scarlett has exhibited her work internationally including TDC62 Traveling Exhibition, AIGA SeeHER, Printed Matter Art Book Fair, Odds & Ends Art Book Fair, San Francisco Design Week and so on, and has received awards including TDC, Core77 Design Awards, Graphis New Talent, etc. She founded RELATED DEPARTMENT in 2017, and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at SIVA.
Related Staff:
POLLY ZHENG
Role:
Illustrator/Designer
Bio:
Polly graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and has worked as designer at ZUCZUG. She founded FEVER DOG online art shop and FEVER DOG STUDIO in 2016. Polly is actively involved in independent publishing, silkscreen printing, independent comics as well as other artistic practice.
Related Staff:
DAPHNE SPELIER
Role:
Designer
Bio:
Daphne Spelier is a graphic designer from Amsterdam. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and has worked with qandq and Stijn Pommée in 2017.
Related Staff:
Wang Yihao
Role:
Freelance Designer
Bio:
Yihao holds a BFA from School of Design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and has worked at 702design before joining RELATED DEPARTMENT. His graduation thesis project has been awarded and collected by CAFA. In 2020, Yihao participated in the touring exhibition of New Media Art Biennial “Post-Life” at Chongqing Contemporary Art Museum.
Related Staff:
OTHER
Role:
Past Related Staff
Bio:
Connie Chang (Intern), Yu Chenyan (Intern), Baijun Chen (Intern), Huangzhi Tang (Junior Designer), Mianwei Wang (Designer), Kiro Xie (Freelancer), OlgaZ (Freelancer)
WeChat/Instagram:
RELATEDDEPT
Weibo:
RELATED_DEPARTMENT
Contact Info:
Address:
2nd Flr, Building 3, 516 Ju Lu Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China