I'm Yanping Kori Chen

About Me

Junior Interior Designer

Experienced Glasgow School of Art postgraduate majoring in Interior Design. Outstanding user-friendly design approaches, innovative concepts and techniques result the capability of engaging in creative work. Currently seeking a practical placement within a leading interior design company to establish commercial experience.

My Skills

Interior Design: Innovative concepts, Interior&service design process, Spatial&user research, Client centred.
Techical Skills: 3D modelling (Rhino&Sketch Up), AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign; Model making, Interior layout, Sketch drawing, Watercolour.
Professional: Project management, Deadline focused, Creative, Problem solver.
Languages: English (TOEFL 101, IELTS 7.5), Japanese (JLPT N1), Chinese (Native Speaker).

Design Experience

Part-time Employment: Design Assistant

LINK Lab | Phoenix, the United States | January 2019

A month’s telecommuting that focused on designing and modelling. Perfectly understood design requirements, completed model of interior walls and ceilings, undertook the modelling and drawing of an irregular ellipse stair efficiently. Achieved experience of working within a busy design team under English conditions. Demonstrated ability within 3D computer programs: Sketch Up and Rhinoceros.

Interior Internship: Design Assistant

TEKTAO Urban Design | Shanghai, People’s Republic of China | March 2018 – July 2018

A five months’ internship in my undergraduate supervisor’s company. Achieved experience within surveying and mapping. Completed a client report using powerpoint and video collaboratively within the design team under pressure. Demonstrated ability within Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Exchange Study: Architecture Student

Chiba University | Chiba, Japan | September 2017 – February 2018

A six months’ exchange study in Japan’s leading architecture faculty. Achieved the highest grade achievable of Architecture in Theory and Practice and A grade of Architecture Design and Planning under Japanese conditions. Demonstrated my capability within design concepts, procedures and team working.


Master of Design in Interior Design

Glasgow School of Art | Glasgow, the United Kingdom | 2019 – 2020

I achieved A grade on stage one through a final pod-like environment about the interspecies relationship between human and pets. A meticulous and applaudable depth has been completed on research conducted into the site and theoretical texts, demonstrated ability of researching, critical aptitude and execution capability. I explored through sketch models, artefacts and visual tests which shows a rigorous research methodology that is exemplary. 

Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design

Tongji University | Shanghai, People’s Republic of China | 2014 – 2018

I completed many creative interior projects. My graduation project is about revitalising the old town by contacting the high school and the community. I achieved the highest grade through beautiful interior spaces and improvement suggestions of community-school relationship. I also won the Outstanding Volunteer for the Emerging Practices Design Research and Education Conference, which demonstrated my passion for updated design trend.

Addtional Information

Design Inspiration


My decision of learning interior design was inspired by Ilse Crawford’s design philosophy, which is about humanity and wellbeing. I completed my past projects with thinking not only in a designer’s way but also in a user’s direction.

Personal Interests


Photography and digital&watercolour painting are my interests. Photography contributed to the obesevation of shape, light, colour and emotion. Painting enlarged the imagination and represented these creative ideas effectively.