Hi, I’m Lesley Qi, a graphic designer living in New York City.

I focus on visual communication and storytelling using typography, illustration, and motion graphics. As a graduate of SVA, I also found my love of experimenting with different mediums, from production designing music videos to cel animating alphabets. In 2014, I moved from Handan to South Carolina as a high school exchange student. Studying abroad in a western country amplified my awareness of my Chinese roots and greatly impacted how I approach my current work.






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Hi, I’m Zhoutong Qi, a graphic designer living in New York City.

I focus on visual communication and storytelling using typography, illustration, and motion graphics. As a graduate of SVA, I also found my love of experimenting with different mediums, such as the production design in Joji - 777, the animation in NVSHU, and other personal projects. In 2010, I moved from Handan to South Carolina as a high school exchange student. Studying abroad in a western country amplified my awareness of my Chinese roots and greatly impacted how I approach my current work.

Additional work available on request, free feel to reach out.

Crown of Sonnets for NYC


Director - Xiao Han
Role - Art Director, Graphic Designer

Short Film
The Shed Open Call 2021
A filmed sequence of sonnets that honors local businesses and the communities that enrich and sustain New York City. This short film is commissioned by The Shed.

Crown of Sonnets for NYC celebrates small business owners of establishments—such as a barbershop, a pharmacy, and an immigration service—throughout the five boroughs. After interviewing these New Yorkers, Tran wrote sonnets that they recited to the camera, capturing their feelings and thoughts about the pandemic that has taken a disproportionate toll on many of their lives and livelihoods.


The screening of Sonnet Crown for NYC takes place Saturday, June 5 at 8 pm in The McCourt.
The film is on view through August 1 on Level 2 of The Shed.







About the commission:

Tran drew inspiration for this film from artistic Yelp reviews she began writing in the form of poems in Minneapolis in 2012, a practice she continued when she moved to New York City in 2015. When one of her poem-reviews responding to a racist review of a Vietnamese restaurant she frequented was chosen as a Review of the Day, she felt inspired to shift her focus from consumer judgments to sincere reflections about the ways our values and beliefs shape our daily lives. The poems that compose the film’s sonnet redoublé, or series of 15 interlaced sonnets, challenge readers to see the people who are often overlooked in the city’s communities—those who feel they have no choice but to keep working in the pandemic to sustain themselves and those that they care for, despite the threat to their own health.



Credit:

Written by Cindy Tran
Directed by Xiao Han
Produced by Cindy Tran
Director of Photography: Leo Zhang
Art Director, Graphic Designer: Zhoutong Qi
Film Editor: Xiao Han
Music Composer: Oscar Pan
Poetry Editor: Nkosi Nkululeko
Animators: Eunice Kejun Zhao / Shanshan Bai
Photographer: Honglin Cai
Post Sound Mixer: Carol Yan Li

























Additional information:

https://theshed.org/program/195-open-call-cindy-tran
https://www.cindymtran.com/