yifan wang

yifan wang

Brooklyn, NY, US



My name is Yifan Wang. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, I grew up around design and architecture in a family of architects and construction managers - construction sites were my playground and bricks and mortar were my toys.

My fascination with languages, visualization of ideas, and problem-solving finally led me to architectural design in New York City. I constantly look for organic and emotionally engaging solutions to design problems, as design is fluid and must take on a life of its own while responding to the dreams and limits of the client. Music, nature, literature, an overwhelming desire to explore, and efficiency are my strongest design influences.

Learning is my greatest interest of all time. I also enjoy making music, cooking, woodworking, sculpture, and great conversation. My language skills and unique experience of living in different cities around the world (Taipei, Tokyo, Berlin, and New York) make me a critical thinker with a global view. 



Ai Group, Taipei, TW, Interior designer

SD and DD of Double Square Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

formactiv architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, interior architect

SD, DD, CA, and client communication for various residential & commercial projects.

2012 | UWS townhouse W | 5,000 sf | DD
2012 | UWS townhouse D | 5,200 sf | DD
2013 | UWS duplex B | 1,600 sf | DD, CA, & client communication
2013 | Inwood apartment bathroom renovation | 40 sf SD, DD, CA, & client communication
2013 | West End Ave apartment | 900 sf | SD, DD, CA, & client communication
2014 | UWS townhouse T | 5,400 sf | SD, filing, DD, CA, & client communication
2014 | E9th St duplex | 1,200 sf | SD, DD, CA, & client communication
2014 | 5th Ave penthouse | 1,500 sf | SD, DD, CA, & client communication
2014 | Window Fix showroom & office | 2,000 sf | SD, DD, CA, & client communication

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Pratt Institute Rapid Prototyping Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Rapid Prototype Technician

Shop technician for 3D printing and laser cutting.

Sep 2009 - Apr 2012

Formavision, New York, NY, US, Design intern

Preparation for lighting concept for Diesel flagship store in NYC.

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011

Sleep No More (Punchdrunk UK), New York, NY, US, Production Design (Volunteer)

I volunteered for British theater company Punchdrunk for production design for their site-specific play "Sleep No More" in New York City. My responsibility was to create numerous hand sketches in one of the rooms, the Detective Room.

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011

YM Design Group, Taipei, TW, Interior Designer/ Assistant to Chair

SD, DD, and CA for a corporate office design (ipac Taiwan).

Jul 2008 - May 2009

Tatung Co., Taipei, Taiwan, Sales representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sales representative for set top boxes designed for Microsoft TV. Clients include Deutche Telekom (Germany) and DU (Dubai).

Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, TW, Graphic Designer

I was responsible for graphic design (book covers and web design) for the literary journal "Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies" during my academic years in English Department of National Taiwan Normal University.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Master program of Interior Design at Pratt Institute ranks #1 in the States and has more focus on interior architecture when compared to similar programs offered by other schools. During my study at Pratt I took advantage of various classes offered by different schools (Architecture and Fine Art) and acquired a set of skills that made me different from other interior designers- being able to create artwork and furniture in woodworking (Fine Art) and a study in Morphology (Architecture school) were some of the greatest highlights of my academic years at Pratt.

Aug 2009 - May 2012

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, Bachelors, English

Study of English literature and linguistics.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

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