Bill Chien

Bill Chien

Designer in Brooklyn, He/Him

Work Experience

2021 — Now

Working with designers, strategists, and engineers to define and launch digital experiences people love using every day.

VistaPrint / Bell Canada / Mayo / AccuWeather / Fanatic

2021 — 2021

· Designed an E-commerce site and worked with developers to bring it to life across platforms.
· Designed Together Agency’s brand identity, website, and keynote templates.

2018 — 2021

Helped companies worldwide reach their goals by performing print and digital design tasks: print collaterals, responsive websites, slide decks, and motion graphics.

2019 — 2019

· Redesigned a website and collaterals for a world-leading emergency medicine physician.

2018 — 2019
San Francisco

Turned an ever-changing slide deck into a booklet for Samsung, and gave multiple projects design boosts at critical moments:
· Created keynote templates
· Designed and produced in-field research booklets
· Customized slide layouts based on changing contents
· Drew custom illustrations
· Improved a logo direction
· Created an icon system
· Crafted user interfaces

2017 — 2018
San Francisco

One of the first students nominated to be part of TBD* Studio. Led and co-designed the studio’s identity; led and managed a design project with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Responsible for developing project management system in Notion, managing design projects, sharing experience, providing support, giving feedback as well as communicating with clients.

2017 — 2017
San Francisco

Worked as a fully-fledged part of two project teams, designing experiences to go along with the transformations engineered for the clients. This involves visual and digital design, environmental design, and co-creation with Strategists, Production Designers, Program Managers, and Principals on the team.

Side Projects


A collaborative tabletop game made for crazy, wild, and even awkward parties of all sizes.


An unofficial and anonymous mascot for California College of the Arts


From making art in a fan forum to managing the official account, I was eager to spread Beyoncé's name in China.

Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from School of Visual Arts

These awards are made annually in memory of Paula Rhodes, mother of the College’s founder. The award honors Master’s degree candidates, whose work is deemed exceptional by their chair.

ADAA 2018 Semifinalist from AdobeEDU
ADAA 2018 Special Designation from AdobeEDU
Excellence in Student Leadership Award from California College of the Arts

Bill is a rare example of a student who is as committed to promoting excellence within the graphic design program and throughout the college as he is in his own work. He is a GD Studio Manager and is constantly seeking feedback from his fellow students and sharing it with program leadership. He is one of seven GD students who was chosen for the inaugural class of TBD*, our new student design studio that does real design work on behalf of Bay Area nonprofits. At the beginning of 2017, Bill and an IxD student hosted a successful film screening and discussion that was a major draw for students and faculty from across the design division. He was an avid participant in Secret Project.

ADAA 2017 Semifinalist from AdobeEDU
Monotype Award for Typographic Excellence from Monotype


2018 — Now
New York City

Despite the challenges of finishing his degree in the middle of a pandemic, Bill has an idea that would help international students adjust to a new environment with ease.

2014 — 2018
San Francisco

Graduated with high distinction, Bill expanded his comfort zone, took initiative, and immersed himself in various projects, cultural environments, and academic challenges.