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Let's Talk Emoji - a global language on different platforms

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Speaker: Yiying Lu

Topic Description:
30 minute presentation by speaker
15-20 minutes of a fireside chat with Alolita Sharma about emoji design, as well as emoji as a global language that transcends the linguistic barriers.
10-15 minutes Q&A

Speaker Bio:
Born in Shanghai China, educated in Sydney Australia, and London UK, and currently based in San Francisco, Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, educator, and bilingual speaker. Over the past decade, Yiying has been named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Microsoft's “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation,” and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design, with her story and work featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Atlantic, TIME, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired Magazine, CNN, and BBC. In the last decade, she has created iconic art for brands like Disney and Microsoft, and built brands for hundreds of tech startups during her time as a creative director at 500 Startups, and became the first international creative collaborator at IDEO. Yiying is also the artist behind the iconic “Twitter Fail Whale,” the pan-cultural Dumpling 🥟 Emoji on billions of people's phones, the Conan O'Brien Pale Whale, and the Chinese paper-cut style Mickey Mouse for Disneyland Shanghai. She is also a sought-after international bilingual speaker in both English and Chinese Mandarin. She gives talks in Cross-Cultural Innovation, Cross-Border Branding, and Design Thinking. She has spoken at global conferences such as TEDx, SXSW, Adobe MAX, and Web Summit, as well as institutions ranging from Stanford University, NYU Shanghai, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University. Leveraging her cross-cultural background and experience, she strives to be a bridge between the East and the West, unifying the dualities of art and technology; business and culture; and work and life.

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