Jonathan Xue

I’m a designer based in Philadelphia, PA + San Jose, CA. Currently studying Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

I spent my time growing up between China and the US, which has really built the muscle for looking at things from multiple perspectives - which is a big part of my process. Hopefully some of my work reveals that.
My work has been exhibited by SpaceUs (Boston) and The Kelly Writer’s House (Philadelphia).


Alphabet Aerobics

■ Web

A furthered investigation of the human body as letter forms! I used Google’s Teachable Machine to create a model that recognizes poses. Speech recognition is then utilized to help select and type out the letter! The body is a great    tool for expression! 

If you want to try it out - the web app is here (use Chrome)!

This wouldn’t have been possible without Maya Man and Austin Eng! Both of whom helped me immensely with coding the site - check them out!

Year: 2020

Alphabet Aerobics

■ Photography, Print

An investigation into the idea of ‘humanist’ fonts by creating the most humanist font.

Year: 2019

Why Not Ask Again?
11th Shanghai Biennale

■ Creative Direction, Motion, Design, Print

Created for my Graphic Design with Creative Technologies class (taught by Mark Owens): the identity and assets for the 11th Shanghai Biennale explores ideas of the endlessness and ubiquity of technology.

Year: 2020

Google Design Challenge

■ Research, Strategy, Design

I applied to be a Design intern at Google, for my design challenge I created a mock design for what a maintenance management program would look like at my school

You can read my write-up here!

Year: 2020

ConnectED Mobile

■ Web

Created design system as the sole designer and updated user flow for the internal dashboard and the onboarding process.

You can read my case study about the onboarding process here!

Year: 2020