Carson Chang is an LA-a Los Angeles–born graphic designer and front-end developer focused on identity and interaction temporarily based in Hong Kong. He is freelancing for And Repeat and is open to collaborations involving spatial media and experiences.
Artificial Intelligence Association
 
AIA Logo

The Artificial Intelligence Association (AIA) is a hypothetical rebrand of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.

LED signage powered by an Arduino Uno

AIA Poster

Dynamic conference poster concept

AIA Poster in Context

Recognition

Branding Finalist, 97th Art Directors Club Annual Awards (The Young Ones)
Branding Finalist, Graphis New Talent Annual 2018
Featured in the ArtCenter Student Gallery

Special thanks to Simon Johnston, Tais Bishop and Berta Arzate

Peer-to-Peer Installation
 

Tools: Arduino Mega, WS2812B LEDs, Wireless Printer, Kinect, Projector, Processing, TSPS

Inspired by Robert Irwin’s Miracle Mile, this multimedia installation simulates a download bar of a BitTorrent client, where files exchanged in peer-to-peer networks are in fragments rather than a standard linear progression. Passersby can engage in the process of downloading a torrent as a “peer” in order to generate a printed copy of The dotCommunist Manifesto (Eben Moglen, Columbia University). The installation senses and lights up with the movement of all participants. When all lights are maxed, the printing process automatically initiates.

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Special thanks to Sana Desai, Miles Mazzie and Ivan Cruz

The Pirate Bay
 

Click here for the prototype

A hypothetical rebrand of The Pirate Bay. The logotype reinterprets traditional gothic letterforms in a new pixel medium and became the blueprint for the font Scurvy.

Favorite Logo Reject

Personal favorite logo reject (hand-lettered)

Scurvy Process

Font process for the final logotype

Poster concept

Booklet

Special thanks to Brad Bartlett, Karlo Francisco, Yuma Naito and Clint Disharoon

Cos-Rx Packaging
 
Cos-Rx Packaging

Cos-Rx is a global Korean skincare brand merging dermatology and cosmetics, focusing on natural, high-quality products at an affordable price. Targeted towards conscientious teens and young adults, the new Cos-Rx adopts a more sustainable design using recycled paper pulp and highlights unique ingredients such as snail mucin and galactomyces fungus.

Cos-Rx Dieline
Cos-Rx Dieline
Cos-Rx Dieline
Cos-Rx Dieline
Cos-Rx Dieline
Cos-Rx Dieline

Dielines (swipe left or right)

Inspired by the organization of medical forms, the visual language showcases linework and typography in order to create a functional, modular graphic system to package different types of skincare products.

Cos-Rx Packaging

Recognition

2019 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts
Featured in Communication Arts’s Design Annual 60
Third Place (Student Category), Dieline Awards 2019
Certificate of Typographic Excellence, 65th Annual Type Directors Club Competition
Featured in TDC65’s The World’s Best Typography
Bronze (Packaging), 98th Art Directors Club Annual Awards (The Young Ones)
Packaging Finalist, Graphis New Talent Annual 2019
Featured in the ArtCenter Student Gallery

Super special thanks to Gerardo Herrera

Font Design
 

Scurvy

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Scurvy is a typeface reconstructing the traditional characteristics and gestures of blackletter script within a low-fidelity digital parameter, inspired by the mathematical logic of curves.

ASCENSION
A Cruel Angel's Thesis
(Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Shinji Ikari
Misato Katsuragi
Rei Ayanami
Asuka Langley Soryu
Kaworu Nagisa

Ascension is a condensed serif typeface inspired by Japanese system fonts and their unique treatment of roman letterforms.

Occidental Sans Book
Occidental Sans Semibold
Occidental Sans Bold

Occidental Sans is a pragmatic, sans serif typeface crafted for use in the educational realm. It is inspired by Univers and Akzidenz and aims to achieve a fresh alternative to traditional typefaces while still retaining reliable and functional quality.

Central Display

Central Display is a monospaced display typeface inspired by arcade technology and graphics. It aims to deconstruct and systemize all the magnificent chaos into simpler forms that still exert rhythm and expression.

Orbit

Orbit is a work-in-progress sans serif typeface bespoke to Softshell Studio inspired by geometric forms with a classic rigor and a tidy, friendly and winsome touch.

Special thanks to Adele Bass and Greg Lindy