I am hereby expressing my motivation on the job of starting designer (startend ontwerper).
I have already got my master degree in urbanism, from the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft), and I’m going to do a job in an outstanding studio to learn from brilliant designers to improve my skills and experience in urban planning and design.
Due to the huge effect from my grandparents, hydraulicians who have participated in the design of many hydropower stations, I got the chance to know various design instruments and mapping work since my childhood. With the support in developing my interest from family, I have studied piano and singing for years, from which I gained the skills and aesthetic sense of art. Back to six years ago, I began my bachelor program on landscape architecture in Zhejiang University, China. Through a 4-year studying I realized that I should pursue a higher level in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Among four different masters programs in Faculty of Architecture in TU/Delft, I found my great interest in the field of urbanism because of its rationality, preciseness and pragmatic approach. And in the following two years, I experienced the differences and commonness between landscape and urbanism. Compared with landscape architecture, urbanism can not only play a very important role in our modern daily life, but also reflect the society social and economic phenomenon. In almost all the greatest evolutions during the past centuries, the great urban plans/designs have been applied. The career of an urbanist is a dream work as my wish that can improve the living quality of people and I’m willing to continue in the future.
In the past two years during my master program, I got the knowledge on urban theory, analysis and design methodology, and also the logical way of thinking to find out solutions to the problems appear or hide in urban bodies. My capability in sketching, strategic planning and design, computer design tools and academic writing have been improved into a new stage; meanwhile I also can play an important role in a team, no matter with international backgrounds or the pure local group mates, and the capability of creation, corporation, execution, and presentation help me work well and be impressive.
Not having so much work experience is indeed a disadvantage of mine, but I am a quick-learner. With the theoretical knowledge and practical experience got from university, I have the faith in myself that I can start up fast and fulfill the requirements as a qualified urban designer. So I’m eager to start my career with a job in a studio having open, harmonious, sessional and inspiring atmosphere where I can learn from the experienced designers.
I want to find an ideal studio to develop my career, which is dynamic, innovative and focused on brilliant design. In such a firm I can not only become an expert in the field of urbanism but also enhance my other professional skills, and I hope to become a part of the studio in the future.
Thank you for your consideration and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
COual Design Alliance / COual Culture, Delft, Partner/Manager
InterUAL Consultancy B.V., Delft, Consultant
wUrck Landscape urbanism and Architecture Office, Rotterdam, Landscape architect and Urban designer
wUrck Landscape urbanism and Architecture Office, Rotterdam, Assistant Landscape Architect and Urban design
Northwest Electric Power Design Institute of China (NWEPDI), Xi'an, Intern in Enterprise Management Group
It is an internship in order to get familiar with the enterprise management system in a design institute. Some data selection and documents writing work were finished during period, and the idea of my 2nd bachelor degree graduation thesis was created.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, Masters, Master of Science (Msc), Urbanism
This program in faculty of architecture, department of urbanism, addresses interventions by means of urban design, landscape architecture and spatial planning that must occur at all levels as this process of urbanization continues. It aims to equip the prospective urban planner or urban designer with skills to achieve new solutions for effective efficient and aesthetically satisfactory organization and exploitation of urban environment. Four 10-week studios and graduation studio are required.
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, Bachelors, Bachelor of AgriSc, Landscape Architecture
In the Institute of Landscape Architecture, collage of agriculture and biotechnology. It offers necessary knowledge in fields of biology and design to become a landscape architect. Introduction and fundamental knowledge of landscape architecture planning and design are given.
Graduation Thesis: Agronomic Memoir – The Landscape Design for Hangzhou Longjing Tea fields.
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, Bachelors, achelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Business Administration and Management
The second bachelor program offered in college of management, provides series of knowledge in business administration. It focuses on the management skills in innovation enterprise, in order to give the fundamental knowledge in principles and skills of communication and management.
Graduation Thesis: The Performance Appraisal System for Design Engineers in Electric Power Design Institutes – A Case Study of Northwest Electric Power Design Institute.