Bao is a multidisciplinary designer with graphic design, motion, and illustration experience. Bao holds a BFA in Visual Communication from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Her practices span typography, visual identity, motion graphics, UI/UX, and 2D & 3D illustration. Bao's works have been recognized for design excellence by The Society of Typographic Arts (STA), Communication Arts (CA), and AIGA Blue Ridge. As a visual communicator, she creates thoughtful, enlightening designs to bring ideas alive and make stories memorable, working across various mediums and styles.

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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
MFA in Graphic Design 

China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
School of Design, BFA in Visual Communication

Kingston School of Art
Kingston School of Art, Exchange Program in Graphic Design,


Pfizer, Thom Browne, Reynolds, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Lumanity, Empower, General Atlantic, Green Exchange, PBC, Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Women in Soccer


Indigo Awards, Silver in Packaging Design for Graphic Design, 2023

The Society of Typographic Arts (STA) 100 Winner, 2022

Communication Arts 2023 Interactive Competition Finalist, 2022

Indigo Awards, Silver in Poster and Brochure Design, 2022

AIGA Flux Student Design Competition Winner, 2022

The Society of Typographic Arts (STA) 100 Winner, 2021

Communication Arts 28th Interactive Annual Winner, 2021

Communication Arts Typography Competition Finalist, 2021

The Society of Typographic Arts (STA) 100 Winner, 2020

Platinum Originality International University Students Graphic Design Competition Finalist, 2020

China Artists Association Graphic Design Competition Finalist, 2020

Communication Arts Design Competition Finalist, 2020

MICA Graphic Design MFA, Graduate Scholarship, 2019

CAFA Excellent Student Scholarship, First Prize, 2018

Kingston University x White Stuff Project, Third Prize, 2018

CAFA New Media Contest, “Excellent Work” Award, 2016

National Scholarship, the only CAFA Design sophomore across China awarded, 2016


Young Blood 2022
Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore, MD, USA, 2022

MICA Graphic Design MFA Degree Show
MICA, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2022

The 4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival
Shenzhen Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2021

CAFA Degree Show
CAFA, Beijing, China, 2019

2117+90’s Artists New Works Show

Beijing Gauguin Gallery, Beijing, China, 2017

Blurry Edges Interactive Projection Exhibition, CAFA
CAFA, Beijing, China, 2017

©️ Hu Bao 2020