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Munus Shih (he/him)

Munus Shih (he/him)


is an interaction designer ︎ and creative developer︎specializing in algorithmic & data-driven design. He is interested in using code to generate customized, adaptive and systematic works from brand identity, campaign to user interface.


With an interdisciplinary background in Design and Engineering, his works encompass Creative Coding, Graphic Design, and Experience Design.

Aside from professional works, He is the co-founder of TGD, Option.f, and Duty Free Design. An active member of the community and often teaches workshops in HTML/CSS, and generative design to his peer friends.

He partnered with Iley Cao to create a library “(gen)zine” which uses p5 as a tool to make the process of zine-making more accessible and beginner-friendly, while addressed issues on queer identities, and digital communities in Red Hook, Brooklyn in collaboration with Powrplnt, Processing Foundation and Pioneer Works.





EDUCATION


2021 - Present
MFA in Design & Technoogy, Parsons School of Design | The New School with full scholarship

Research Assistant, Critical Code Cookbook, Xin Xin & Katherine Moriwaki, New York, US. 2022.

Teaching Assistant, Major Studio 1 (Data Visualization), Richard The, New York, US. 2022.


2016 - 2021
Bacholer of Sceicne in Engineering Science, National Tsing Hua University

Research Collaborator, Data Analysis & Interpretation Lab, 2020 - 2022.

Lecturer and OrganizerFuture Museum: Speculative Design & Creative Coding. 2021.

Teaching Assistant, Industry Innovation and Career Development, at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2020 - 2021.

Teaching Assistant, Visual Communication Design, at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2019.

Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design, at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2019.


EXPERIENCE


Design Engineer Intern
Design Systems International. Brooklyn, NY, US. 2022 Summer

Co-Founder
Duty-Free Design. New York, US. 2022 - Present

Option.f. Taiper, Taiwan. 2022 - Present

Freelance Designer
Art Center of National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2020 - 2021

15x15 Design Studio. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2018 - present

Student Art Director
7th Artmay Festival. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2019 - 2020

50th MeiChu Game. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2018 - 2019

Yue Han Literature Award. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2017 - 2018

SKILLS


Adobe Creative Clouds
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
After Effects   

Web Development
HTML / CSS
Javascript ES6
P5.js
D3.js

3D & Virtual Reality
Cinema 4D
Unreal Engine

Programming & Data Sciene
Python
touchdesigner
Excel
MATLAB
Github
Machine Learning



EXHIBITION & PRESS


2021
IBM Quantum Jam, Honorable Mentioned. New York, US.
2020
Delocalized Laboratory Workshop Immersive Imrovisation in Interactive Art, EUR ArTeC - Université Paris 8.
2019
Exhaust Cell, 2019 7th Artmay Festival. Hsinchu, Taiwan.
2017 
Three Mountain, National Chiao Tung University Institute of Applied Art. Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Experimental Typography Exhibition, National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan.

PUBLIC SPEAKING


2021
Prints as Interfaces (Remote)
“Communication Design” at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec 27.

Flexible Design Systems & Dynamic Visual Identities (Remote) Ted x NTHU. Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec 5.

*New* Graphic Design Program: Data, Algorithm Workshop (Remote) “Industy Innovation and Career Development” at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan, Oct 5, Oct 12.

Style My Glitch: An HTML/CSS/JS Workshop Part of “Dorkshops” at Parsons School of Design. New York, US, Sep 30.

Communication Design: An Outlier’s Perspective (Remote) National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Taipei, Taiwan, May 30.

Speculation + Art&Design + Science & Technology Studies Book Club
National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 25, April 8, April 22.

Science & Technology + Future Studies National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan, Jan 4.

2020
Design Politics, Speculation and Prototypes “Future Museum: Speculative Design & Creative Coding” at National Tsing Hua University. Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec 7.

ESSAY


English
Collaborative Flexible Identity using Computational Technologies, Major Studio 1, 2021

Chinese
The Possibility of Speculative Design As A Method of Science and Technology Studies: An STS Perspective, Program of STS, 2020

Archive is More Philosophical Than History: Analysis of the Bias and Imaginations in Archive Art Based on Aristole’s Poetics, Program of Philosophy, 2019

Comparison of Effectiveness in Visual Communication (Case Study: Taipei MRT Sign System), Program of Art and History, 2018




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