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Ear Room

UniversityArtCenter College of Design
Lead DesignersAiqi Zhang
CreditsCollaboration with Skye Lou. (Arduino Bookmark)
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Entry Description

Architects are used to designing visually. This book explores the interactions between sound and hearing, space and architecture.

Sound adds the book to another dimension.

The structure of the book explores an order of magnitude from the intimate scale of the ear to the architectural scale of the environments. At the same time, it provides the reader with a framework of understanding how sound in space is deeply intertwined.

The interactive bookmark transforms sounds into a graphic notation.


Aiqi Zhang prototypes in all dimensions and finds emerging relationships between media, architecture, and design in an interdisciplinary way. With each project, she looks for ways to bring her work into a dimensional world, allowing people to experience it in new and exciting ways. She desires to have a multidisciplinary practice with no boundaries.

Awards and Prize

Communication Arts 2022 (Winner), Typography Annual 12
Ear Room, Editorial Print

Young Ones ADC 2020 (Silver Cube)
California State Parks, Branding Systems/Identities

ArtCenter College of Design Scholarship, 2020–2021

ArtCenter Provost’s List, 2018–2021

Fonts In Use, 2021
Beijing Antique Market, Posters/Flyers

Voyage LA Magazine, 2021
Featured in the online interview series, “Inspiring Stories”

ArtCenter Community Hub Show, 2021
Spring 2021, Ear Room Editorial Print
Spring 2021, Sound Studies Lab Transmedia Branding
Spring 2021, Dia:Beacon Transmedia Branding

ArtCenter Student Gallery, 2018–2019
Fall 2019, California State Parks Identity System
Spring 2019, [un]Stuck in Time Editorial Print
Fall 2018, Cruncher Packaging
Summer 2018, Breathe, Deeply Editorial Print