Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu is an award-winning bilingual artist, entrepreneur, and speaker with 10+ years of experience in Branding, Design & Cross-Cultural Creativity & Innovation Education. She was born in Shanghai China, educated in Sydney Australia & London UK, Yiying is currently based in San Francisco. Yiying was named a Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, a “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation” by Microsoft, and the first Shorty Awards winner in Design. Her projects have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, TIME, CNN, BBC and so on. She was the first artist to join IDEO Shanghai for its Creative in Residence program in China in 2017. Previously, Yiying was the Creative Director at 500 Startups, the world’s most active venture capital firm and startup accelerator, where she provided creative user acquisition & branding strategies for hundreds of startups to improve their business.

She is interested in unifying dualities, by connecting art and tech, business and humor, work and life, as well as being a cultural bridge between East and West


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