Mr. Chunfan Zhang
University of North Texas
Design
(940) 565-2855
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Education

MFA, University of North Texas, 1994.
Major: Communication Design
Degree Specialization: Communication Design
Dissertation Title: Color association and symbolism in Design application
BFA, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, 1985.
Major: Graphic Design
Degree Specialization: Graphic Design
Dissertation Title: NA

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (September 1, 2018 – Present).
Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas. (19951996).
Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas. (19931994).
Assistant professor, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. (19851989).
Professional
Freelance Brand Design Consultant, Stephen Zhang Creative. (May 23, 2016August 31, 2018).
V.P., Creative Director, Bedrock Manufacturing. (July 8, 2013August 14, 2016).
V.P., Image Director for Fossil Brand, Fossil. (May 23, 1994July 5, 2013).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance,"Breaking Barriers," Asians in Advertising, Virtual, California, United States of America. (May 5, 2022May 6, 2022).

Seminar,"Race is, Race Ain’t: Creating Racially-Engaged Campuses and Classrooms," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (March 25, 2022March 25, 2022).

Conference Attendance,"Unmasked, Navigating the Post Pandemic Landscape," Texas Association of Schools of Art, Virtual conference, Texas, United States of America. (October 22, 2021October 22, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"2021 Design Principles & Practices Research Conference," Common Ground Research Networks, Monterrey, Mexico. (March 3, 2021March 5, 2021).

Seminar,"Lily Smith-Kirkley," Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (March 3, 2021March 3, 2021).

Workshop,"Faculty Writing Panel Workshop," Office of Faculty Success, Denton, TX, United States of America. (February 9, 2021February 9, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Design Educators Typography Intensive," HMCT / ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, United States of America. (January 22, 2021January 23, 2021).

Seminar,"FIS Faculty update drop-in with Rebecca How," CVAD, Denton, TX, United States of America. (January 22, 2021January 22, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2020)," The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Kyoto, Japan. (November 11, 2020November 14, 2020).

Workshop,"Microaggressions and Inclusive Language," CVAD, Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 2, 2020October 2, 2020).

Workshop,"Bias Awareness and Perceptions," CVAD, denton, TX, United States of America. (September 25, 2020September 25, 2020).

Workshop,"Faculty Search Committee Training-Spring 2020," Office of the Provost, denton, tx, United States of America. (April 8, 2020April 8, 2020).

Workshop,"Team base learning workshop," Faculty Success, Denton, TX, United States of America. (February 7, 2020February 7, 2020).

Seminar,"Zipeng Zhu," Dallas Society of Vidual Communication, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (September 4, 2019September 4, 2019).

Workshop,"RPT discussion with tenure-track faculty and those moving towards promotion to full professor," CVAD, Denton, TX, United States of America. (August 22, 2019August 22, 2019).

Seminar,"Fulbright," International Afairs, Denton, TX, United States of America. (March 22, 2019March 22, 2019).

Workshop,"Getting Engaged Internationally Workshop," Office of the Provost, Denton, TX, United States of America. (November 14, 2018November 14, 2018).

Workshop,"Tenure & Promotion Workshops," Office of the Provost, Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 24, 2018October 24, 2018).

Workshop,"Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment training," Office of Equal Opportunity, Denton, TX, United States of America. (September 7, 2018September 7, 2018).

Workshop,"Canvas training," Center for Learning, Experimentation, Application, and Research, Denton, TX, United States of America. (August 1, 2018August 1, 2018).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ADES 2510, Typography II, 1 course.
ADES 2515, Image Making and Color Theory, 5 courses.
ADES 2520, Graphic Design, 1 course.
ADES 3500, Publication Design, 5 courses.
ADES 3510, Interaction Design I, 1 course.
ADES 4515, Cause Based Design, 3 courses.
ADES 4520, Graphic Design Advanced Campaigns, 1 course.
ADES 4525, Graphic Design Final Portfolio, 4 courses.
ADES 4533, Advanced Communication Design Studio, 1 course.

Non-Credit Instruction

Other, 30. (September 9, 2022September 9, 2022).

Workshop, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Onstead Institute, 60. (June 2022June 2022).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 27, 2022January 27, 2022).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 25, 2022January 25, 2022).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 25, 2022January 25, 2022).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 20, 2022January 20, 2022).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 20, 2022January 20, 2022).

Other, University of Texas in Dallas. (20202021).

Other, Communication Design Program, 22. (October 11, 2021October 11, 2021).

Workshop, City of Dallas, Oak Cliff Culture Center, 20. (July 2021July 2021).

Workshop, Dallas Museum of Art, Go Van Gogh. (June 2021June 2021).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (February 11, 2021February 11, 2021).

Other, Communication Design Program, 20. (January 12, 2021January 12, 2021).

Other, University of Texas in Dallas. (20202020).

Other, Design Department, CVAD, 90. (November 19, 2020November 19, 2020).

Other, 20. (October 12, 2020October 12, 2020).

Other, 20. (October 5, 2020October 5, 2020).

Guest Lecture, Design Department, 30. (March 4, 2020March 4, 2020).

Guest Lecture, Fashion Desing Program, 20. (March 3, 2020March 3, 2020).

Other, 53. (January 17, 2020January 17, 2020).

Other, 20. (January 16, 2020January 16, 2020).

Other, Comm. Design, 60. (January 16, 2020January 16, 2020).

Other. (March 2019December 2019).

Other. (December 2018December 2019).

Other, Personal expense, 19. (October 2019October 2019).

Other, Personal expense, 19. (September 2019September 2019).

Guest Lecture, Interior Design, College of Visual Art and Design, UNT, 20. (February 5, 2019February 5, 2019).

Uncompensated Instructional Overload, CVAD, 1. (August 27, 2018December 14, 2018).

Other, Personal expense, 38. (October 2018October 2018).

Other, Personal expense, 38. (September 2018September 2018).

Research

Presentations Given

Conference Presentation

Zhang, C. (Author & Presenter), 2021 International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Brand with Purpose, Common Ground Research Networks, Monterrey, Mexico, Mexico. (20212021).

Zhang, C. (Author & Presenter), The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2020), Voices and Faces of a Community, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Kyoto, Japan, Japan. (20202020).

Zhang, C. (Author & Presenter), 2020 Design Principles & Practices Research Conference, Voices and Faces of a Community, Common Ground Research Networks., New York, NY, United States of America. (20202020).

Invited Talk

Zhang, C. (Author & Presenter), Guest Speaker at SMU, Design and Personality, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20222022).

Zhang, C. (Author & Presenter), School of Creativity Gallery, Mark Arts, Picture Stories, Mark Arts, Wichita, KA, United States of America. (20212021).

Zhang, C. S. (Presenter), Zhaoqing University, College of Fine Art, Branding and Design, Zhaoqing University, College of Fine Art, Zhaoqing, China, China. (20192019).

Zhang, C. S. (Presenter), Renming University Lectures, Beijing, Branding Concept and Design, Remin University of China, School of Art, Beijing, China, China. (20192019).

Zhang, C. S. (Chair), Shantou University, Cheung Kong School of Art & Design Graduate School, Overview of the US History of Branding, Design education, and Design Practice, Shantou University, Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, Shantou, China, China. (20192019).

Zhang, C. S. (Presenter), Shantou University, Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, Branding Concept and Design, Shantou University, Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, Shantou, China, China. (20192019).

Zhang, C. S. (Presenter), Foshan University Lectures, Branding and Design, Foshan University, The School of Industrial Design and Ceramic Art, Foshan, China, China. (20192019).

Keynote/Plenary Address

Zhang, C. S. (Presenter), The 12th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2019), Worth A Thousend Words—Storytelling in Communication Design, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, China. (20192019).

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Art - Exhibition, Group. Zhang, C., "Exhibition at US Embassy in Equatorial Guinea," Art in Embassies, , Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Equatorial Guinea. (20222025).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "Haircut (Illustration)," Plough Quarterly, , Walden, New York, United States of America. (January 2023January 2023).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Labor Trafficking Awareness Campaign," Stephen Zhang and Mosaic Family Services, , Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (June 2022January 2023).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Xnito," Stephen Zhang, , San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (April 2022April 2022).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Illustration Lion Dance," , Oakland, CA, United States of America. (March 2022March 2022).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Delight, Texas Fashion Collection Catalog," Stephen Zhang, Caliber Creative, , Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (January 2022January 2022).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "2021 Mosaic Family Services holiday fundraising card," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (November 2021December 2021).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "Geneologist in Splahs 22," , Cincinnati, OH, United States of America. (20212021).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Rough Sea, Painting," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20212021).

Other. Zhang, C., "Kandinsky Art Revitalized," Unbounded—The 5th International New Media Art Triennial of Beijing Film Academy, , Beijing, China, China. (December 11, 2021December 25, 2021).

Other. Zhang, C., "What You See @ the Eleventh Hour (poster design)," Unmasked Faculty & Professionals Exhibition, , Texas, United States<br><br>. (October 2021October 2021).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Southern Fried Chiese Branding," Stephen Zhang, , San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (June 2021August 2021).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Total Wine & More—brand research and concept," Stephen Zhang, , Bethesda, MD, United States of America. (February 2021June 2021).

Other. Zhang, C., "Faces of Dallas Illustration Series (Shortlisted)," Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2021, , California, United States of America. (February 2021February 2021).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "Haircut in Splahs 21," , Cincinnati, OH, United States of America. (20202020).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Brains is an Ecosystem (Poster)," The 3rd Exhibition of Contemporary International Ink Design 2020, , Beijing, China, China. (November 2020November 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Zhang, C., "What to Paint," Our Faces, Our Voices, Group Exhibition, , Fort Worth, TX<br><br>, United States of America. (September 2020November 2020).

Other. Zhang, C., "Mercurial (music CD and digipak design)," Stephen Zhang, , Denver, CO, United States of America. (May 2020August 2020).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Xnito Brand Identity," Stephen Zhang, San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (May 2020August 2020).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Daode Jing poster, Kandinsky Sans poster," Harmony and Evolution, , Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America. (February 26, 2020April 5, 2020).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "40 Portrait Masters," 40 Portrait Masters, , France, France. (20192019).

Other. Zhang, C., "Mass Transmission Poster," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20192019).

Other. Zhang, C., "The Cultured Cup," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (May 2018December 31, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Zhang, C. S., "A Group of Posters," Up Front, , Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 10, 2019October 26, 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Secondary logo system," , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (August 2019September 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Verdigris Ensemble Seasonal Sourcebook," , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (August 2019September 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Zhu Yafen and Students Piano Concert," Program book for a concert, , Shenyang, China. (August 2019September 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Zhu Yafen and Students Piano Concert," Poster for a concert, , Shenyang, China. (August 2019September 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Daode Jing (poster)," Ink Art and Pattern—the Special Works Exhibition of Beijing International Design Week, , Beijing, China, China. (September 6, 2019September 16, 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Dia De Los Moertos Poster," Poster for a choral concert, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2019August 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Dust Bowl Concert Poster," Poster for a choral concert, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2019August 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Song From the Uproar Poster," Poster for a choral concert, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2019August 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Poster," Poster for a choral concert, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2019August 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Kandinsky Sans (poster)," Collaboration with Professor Kang Zhang, UTD, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2019August 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Brand consulting on Mission, Process and Deliverables," , Guiyang, Guizhou, China, China. (May 30, 2019May 30, 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Faces of Dallas choir concert—a creative collaboration," Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (April 26, 2019April 28, 2019).

Other. Zhang, C. S., "Program book for the concert Mass Transmission," Program book for a choral concert, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (February 2019February 2019).

Other. Zhang, C., "Magazine Advertising for Reng Lighting," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (November 2018December 2018).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "Spitalfield (Painting)," Splahs 20, , Cincinnati, OH, United States of America. (20182018).

Art - Art Works in Publication. Zhang, C., "Spitalfields in Splahs 20," , Cincinnati, OH, United States of America. (20182018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Lenny, Lenny, Lenny! Poster," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20182018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Concert program for concert The Little Match Girl Passion," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (November 2018November 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Concert program for Lenny, Lenny, Lenny!," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (September 2018October 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Tom Ford Watch Info card," Stephen Zhang, , Detroit, MI, United States of America. (September 2018October 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Tom Ford Watch Retail Display Instruction Guide," Stephen Zhang, , Detroit, MI, United States of America. (September 2018October 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Reng Lighting Lookbook," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (September 2018September 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Reng Lighting Hangtags," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (July 2018September 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Brand Identity for Ion Young Composer Competition," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (March 2018September 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Verdigris Ensemble Brand Identity," Stephem Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (April 2018May 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Illustration Eeries for Verdigris 2018-19 Season," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (April 2018May 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Verdigris Ensemble 2018-19 Season Brochure," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (April 2018May 2018).

Other. Zhang, C., "Reng Lighting Brand Identity," Stephen Zhang, , Dallas, TX, United States of America. (March 2018May 2018).

Awards and Honors

Self Promotion Merit Award, iJungle Illustration Awards 2021, iJungle Awards. (January 2023January 2023).

American Illustration 41. Winner, AI-AP. (20222022).

First Place. 2022 Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza, Biodiversiy Drawing Competition, Nature Drawing Category, FIIN. (November 13, 2022November 25, 2022).

3x3 International Illustration Show No.19. Honorable Mention, 3x3 Magazine, Brooklyn, NY. (June 2022June 2022).

Creative Quarterly 68. Runner Up, Creative Quarterly. (April 2022April 2022).

Splahs 23. 2nd Place, Artists Network. (March 2022March 2022).

iJungle Illustration Awards 2021. Juried in, iJungle Awards. (December 2021December 2021).

American Illustration 40. Winner, AI-AP. (20212021).

Creative Quarterly 63. Runner Up, Creative Quarterly. (20212021).

Creative Quarterly 65. Runner Up, Creative Quarterly. (20212021).

Poster Fest 03. Juried in, The Hungarian Poster Association. (November 12, 2021November 26, 2021).

2021 Watercolor USA. Best of Show, Springfield Art Museum. (June 2, 2021August 29, 2021).

2021 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Annual Juried Exhibition. Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Watercolor Award, Transparent Watercolor Society of America. (May 1, 2021August 1, 2021).

2021 Graphic Design USA Package Design Awards. Winner, Graphic Design USA. (April 2021April 2021).

Graphis Design Annual 2021. Honorable Mention, Graphis, Inc.. (April 2021April 2021).

Watermedia Showcase 2021. Best of Show, Artists Network. (February 2021February 2021).

American Illustration 39. Winner, AI-AP. (20202020).

2020 Annual National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor Society of America. ”Chevy” Chevillon Memorial Award, Transparent Watercolor Society of America. (July 2020August 2020).

2020 Watercolor USA. National Watercolor Society Award, Springfield Art Museum. (June 2020August 2020).

Graphis Poster 2021. Honorable Mention, Graphis, Inc.. (April 2020April 2020).

Graphis Poster 2021. Silver Medal, Graphis, Inc.. (April 2020April 2020).

11th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition. Best of Show, Fallbrook Art Center. (February 9, 2020April 18, 2020).

Watercolor West 2019 International Juried Exhibition. 2nd Place, Watercolor West. (October 12, 2019December 15, 2019).

2019 Transparentercolor Society of America Annual Juried Exhibition. "Marty McManamon Memorial Award", Transparent Watercolor Society of America. (June 2019August 2019).

2019 Watercolor USA. Best of Show, Springfield Art Museum. (June 6, 2019August 16, 2019).

2019 Watercolor USA. Harold Gregor Memorial Award, Springfield Art Museum. (June 6, 2019August 16, 2019).

2019 Watercolor USA. Nancy Handlan Memorial Award, Springfield Art Museum. (June 6, 2019August 16, 2019).

Graphis Design Annual 2020. Honorable Mention, Graphis, Inc.. (April 2019April 2019).

Graphis Design Annual 2020. Honorable Mention, Graphis, Inc.. (April 2019April 2019).

Service

University Service

Member, Research Infrastructure Committee. (August 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, October Design Week, 2022. (September 2022October 2022).

Chairperson, CommDesign graduation job survey. (May 2022May 2022).

Chairperson, Risograph printer research. (May 2022May 2022).

Member, CommDesign Senior website. (April 2022May 2022).

Faculty Mentor, Karen Dorff retirement gifts from students. (April 2022May 2022).

Member, Senior graduation 2022. (April 2022May 2022).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—Visiting Assistant Professor in Communication Design. (February 2022May 2022).

Member, CVAD DEI concil. (January 2022May 2022).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—Lecturer in Communication Design. (November 2021April 2022).

Member, Jack Sprague Scholarship Fund Raising Evnet. (September 2019April 2022).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—tenure track Assistant Professor in UXD. (December 2021March 2022).

Member, Communication Design Sophomore Review, Fall 2021. (November 2021December 2021).

Member, Communication Design Entry Portfolio Review, 2021. (November 2021December 5, 2021).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—visiting professor at Communication Design program. (April 2021June 2021).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—lecturer in Foundation. (November 2020May 2021).

Co-Chair, Class 2021 Graduation celebration video production. (January 2021May 8, 2021).

Member, Communication Design Entry Portfolio Review, 2020. (November 2020December 5, 2020).

Member, Communication Design Sophomore Review, Fall 2020. (November 2020December 4, 2020).

Host of Guest Artist, Communication Design Speaker 2020, Opened to CVAD. (September 2020November 19, 2020).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—tenure track in Communication Design. (September 2019April 2020).

Member, Communication Design Entry Portfolio Review, 2019. (November 2019December 2019).

Co-Chair, Communication Design Sophomore Review, Fall 2019. (October 2019December 2019).

Member, CVAD First Flight College Day. (August 21, 2019August 21, 2019).

Member, Faculty search committee—tenure track Assistant Professor in Ceramic. (October 2018February 2019).

Committee Member, Tenure track Ceramic faculty search committee. (October 2018February 2019).

Committee Member, Faculty search committee—tenure track Assistant Professor in Communication Design. (September 2018February 2019).

Co-Chair, Communication Design Sophomore Review, Fall 2018. (October 13, 2018December 13, 2018).

Member, Communication Design Entry Portfolio Review, 2018. (November 2018December 7, 2018).

Other, Design Department Newsletter header design. (September 7, 2018October 2018).

Member, Communication Design Welcome Party. (August 26, 2018August 26, 2018).

Member, CVAD First Flight College Day. (August 22, 2018August 22, 2018).

Professional Service

Adjudicator, National Watercolor Society, San Pedro, California. (August 2022October 2022).

Adjudicator, Kansas Watercolor Society, Whichta, Kansas. (20212021).

Adjudicator, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, Texas. (June 2021June 2021).

Mentor, AIGA Nashville, Nashville, TN. (April 8, 2021January 8, 2021).

Public Service

Other, Mosaic Family Services, Dallas, Texas. (June 2022January 2023).

Other, Mosaic Family Services, Dallas, Texas. (December 2021December 2021).

Adjudicator, Denton Public Library, Denton, TX. (May 1, 2021May 12, 2021).

Board Member, Verdigris Ensemble, Dallas, Texas. (April 2018June 2020).

Consulting

For Profit Organization, Jack Mason, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (June 13, 2018August 2020).