Name/ Michael Leng
Age/ 27 Years
Location/ New York, NY
Currently Residing in:
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
A B O U T
Michael Leng is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in New York City. Originally a Dallas native, my aspiration for design had led me to pursue higher education from The University of Michigan for a brief period of time, as well as Parsons the New School for design where I completed my BFA in Communication design. Through my education and work experiences, I have developed a passion for Graphic Design and the Visual Arts. I tend to wear a few hats within the graphic design sphere, however I specialize in motion design and data-visualization.
My hobbies include Dining, writing, and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. Although these are my hobbies, I can get a little carried away in regards to my dedication to them. I have a goal to eventually win the Pan-American Championships in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and I enjoy traveling all over the world for competitions and opportunities to train with other grapplers.
E X H I B I T I O N S / A W A R D S :
2016 Sports Emmy Awards for Best Technical Team
Super Bowl 50
As a part of a talented team, we worked to overhaul the entire look & feel by redesigning the entire broadcast package for CBS Sports. We had the honor to launch the new design language during Super Bowl 50 and were rewarded with an Emmy Award to commemorate this experience.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
On view: June 21 - October 6, 2013
Design that starts from color is a journey into creativity and ideas with greater freedom and excitement. Come discover the rich world of colors created by "color-hunting" and the infinite possibilities of color-originated design.
—Directed by Dai Fujiwara
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
On view: May 9, 2013 – May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Today we think of screens as surfaces for display, though historically screens have been defined as filters, masks, and barriers. The objects, installations, performances, presentations, and workshops chosen for Crossing Screens from the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons represent the ways our bodies, in tandem with digital culture, act as filters for understanding the world and one another. The expressions of anxiety, pleasure, trauma, memory, and language present in these works champion the acknowledgment of meta and multiple narratives pointing to new ways of forming collective identities. In this way, the artists and designers in Crossing Screens present alternative constructions of what our relationships to objects, one another and ourselves can be, giving visibility to specific issues that may otherwise be screened from us.
—Amanda Parmer, curator
2010 All Student Exhibition
Work • Ann Arbor, 306 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
On view: November 19 – December 15, 2010.