graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with an A.B. in sociology and a certificate in East Asian studies. He founded Princeton's first graphic design initiative, the Student Design Agency, and was awarded the Pyne Honor Prize, the university's highest general undergraduate distinction.
Chen's work focuses on design that addresses issues of social concern. His "Own What You Think" campaign against anonymous online hate speech garnered the attention of ABC's "20/20" and BusinessWeek
. In the summer of 2009, he completed an internship under Paula Scher at the New York office of Pentagram Design. Subsequently, as a Fulbright Research Associate at the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre, he partnered with Age UK to create graphic design solutions that addressed social stigma surrounding aging and sexuality. Chen is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Graphic Design at RISD under the auspices of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
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