Shona Huang

  • 2020
  • Design
  • Graphic Design - MFA/MA

Shona Huang: A Good Bye

Shona Huang
A Good Bye

What do you want people to know about your graduation project?

From 2018 to 2020, both from my grandfather’s death and the Corona pandemic, I realised both loss and threat of death are always serious issues that we have to deal with.

This project aimed to express, when it comes to the farewell moment, what people in Taiwan could do to get through the very sudden impact at this time.

A Good Bye separates the whole mourning period into two parts: an interactive educational booklet about the funeral, and a schedule for people to go through the ceremony together.

What or who is your inspiration and why is following this route important to you?

Being inspired by children books designed by Lotta Nieminen, to be interactive becomes the key route of A Good Bye. Interactive and pop-up books always provide positive learning experiences and help people get into an unfamiliar or serious topic which is hard to understand. By following this path, A Good Bye can focus on both educational and accompanying function.

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Shona Huang
A Good Bye
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Shona Huang
A Good Bye

What has been your favourite thing about ECA and Edinburgh?

ECA provides us a huge possibility to explore in art and design, we can combine different techniques from different programmes and get enough support to achieve our goals. And being a part of Edinburgh, I can really go into the historical, cultural background which also inspire me a lot in my projects.

What are your hopes for life after ECA? Do you have any plans?

My design adventure could be continued forever. I love the way that designers resolve problems with design and the way that I enhanced my design skills here. Thus, I hope I can jump into the creative industry of the UK and keep myself energetic in a design area.

Is there anything you’d like to share about your experience studying here, perhaps relating to the things you’ve learned?

After studying at ECA, a great part of my view of design has completely changed. I’ve learnt more about how printing, design and materials cooperate with each other. The experiences here show me the possibility of curiosity and experimental process. Those basic ingredients of design would be the start of an amazing design works.


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