Grant Hao-Wei Lin

I am the person you need to bounce your creative ideas off of

About

Having worked in Design in Silicon Valley for 5 years, spent a year in Taiwanese military, and moved to NYC to pursue film & photography as a medium to talk about representation and queer identities, I want to be part of the change for how visual culture moves us forward both individually and collectively.

I believe social change via visual culture stems from strong intentionality and recognition of current social trends and issues. My goal is to work with like-minded individuals who want to see positive changes to the world through unbounded creativity.  

Services

Photography & Film Production / Visual Design / Branding / User Experience / Print, Web & VR / Art Direction 

Your Friendly Creative Partner

(He/Him)

With a BA in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, Grant spent 7 years working as a Visual Designer and dedicated the last 3 years into critical investigation of Film & Photography.

Press

CV

Education

2022                       

MFA in Photography at the Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY

2020                       

SFSIA 2020 | Care, Caring and Repair in Cognitive Capitalism, Berlin, Germany (Online)

2018                      

Completed course for 3D for Designer by Devon Ko, Online

2017                      

General Assembly Front End Web Development Course (March - June), San Francisco, CA

2016                      

General Assembly Visual Design Course (July - September), San Francisco, CA

2015                      

B.A. Cognitive Science. Art Practice Minor. University of California, Berkeley, CA

Exhibitions

2022                      

Still, And MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY

2020                       

The Pandemic Archive, New York, NY

2018                      

Generation Group Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2017                      

Classic Cars West Ghost Ship Fire Charity Group Exhibition, Oakland, CA

2016                      

Community Altar, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2015                      

Prelude Senior Group Show, 347 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014                      

Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary Posters, Free Speech Movement Café, Berkeley, CA                

The Atrium Figure Drawing Show, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA                   

The Atrium Portrait Painting Show, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA

2012                      

Students’ Art Show, Sack’s Cafe, Berkeley, CA

2011                      

Grant Hao-Wei Lin (Solo Exhibition), Kriewall-Haehl Lobby, Portola Valley, CA

Projects

2022                       

Gotham Dance Theater re:motion Showcase Photographer, New York, NY

2021

Gotham Dance Theater 22 Showcase Photographer, New York, NY

2021-2022

Leak NYC Model, Brand Ambassador, New York, NY

2019

StuffStudios Video Agency Landing Page Website Design, Taipei, Taiwan

2018

Trove Signage, Mural Design and Painting, San Francisco, CA

Flosstime (Smilepronto) Product Photography, Palo Alto, CA

2017

Lynk Freelance Web UIUX Design, HK

Hoopcam Freelance Logo Designer, HK

2016

Joy.co Joybook Market Surveys and Brand Research, San Francisco, CA

Translation for Artist Ye JianQing, Berkeley, CA

Pramata Pitch Deck Redesign, Brisbane, CA

2015

HTC Vive Logo Redesign Pitch, San Francisco, CA

Nuzzle Smart Pet Collar, San Francisco, CA

Ember Mug, San Francisco, CA

Work History

2020 – 2022

Freelance Cinematographer/Photographer, New York, NY

Research Assistant for Artist Arthur Ou, New York, NY

2022

Parsons School Of Design Teaching Assistant for Core Studio BFA Photography, New York, NY

2021

Bond Hardware Photography/Video/Retouching Intern, Brooklyn, NY

2017 – 2020

Gaming Analytics UX Designer/ Product Manager, Berkeley, CA

2015 – 2020

Freelance Visual/UX Designer, Berkeley, CA

2018 – 2019

SFAA Ministry of Health and Welfare Substitute Military Service, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 – 2018

Butterbar (Now: Wafffle) Contract Art Director Assistant and Photographer, San Francisco, CA

2015 – 2017

Fulldive UIUX Designer / Chief Designer, Berkeley, CA

Edison’s Co Design Manager, Berkeley, CA

2016

Kitiki Design Consultant, San Rafael, CA

2015 – 2016

Bundle Brand Advisor, Berkeley, CA

2015

UC Berkeley Student Affair Graphic Assistant, Berkeley, CA

2013 – 2015

Cal Dining Lead Graphic Assistant, UC Berkeley, CA

2014

Visual Designer, Sobrr Inc., San Francisco, CA

2013

Visual Marketing Director, The Berkeley Project, UC Berkeley, CA

2012 – 2013

Course Facilitator, Science of Wellness Magazine, UC Berkeley, CA

Infographist, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley, CA

Awards

2022

Queens World Film Festival Official Selection, Queens, NY

2021

LA Short Fest Semi Finalist for Best TV/Web Series, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Contest Winner, San Francisco, CA

2015

Adobe Berkeley Reimagined Poster Contest 2nd Place, Berkeley, CA

2014

Design for Good Second Place, Innod & Blueprint, Berkeley, CA

Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary Poster Design Contest First Place, Berkeley, CA

2012

Best Infographic Award, The Daily Californian, Berkeley, CA

Adobe T-shirt Design Contest Honorable Mention, Berkeley, CA

2011

Art Departmental Award, Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley, CA

Screenings

2022                        

Queens World Film Festival – Museum of Moving Images

2021

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Talks

2022                       

Parsons School of Design Thesis Presentation, New York, NY

2016

UC Berkeley Berkeley Innovations Pitch Presentations, Berkeley, CA

2015

Student Affair Res Hall Staff MailChimp Training, Berkeley, CA

2014

AP Art Studio Talk, PAC Rothrock Performance Hall, Portola Valley, CA

Residency

2022                       

Film Residency at Islander: Compound Playground Showcase at Culture Lab, New York, NY