Studio Wu is a design studio based in Berlin that focuses on intercultural design between China & Europe. It is a place for creative possibilities where handcraft and sensuality in design is not nostalgic in the digitally dominated world.

The studio was founded by Yi Meng Wu 吳禕萌, a designer, artist and cultural mediator. Having grown up in Germany & China, she feels most comfortable living between the cultures. Since her studies in Berlin (University of Arts) and in Paris (École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs), she has gained more than 8 years of experience in intercultural design projects as a designer and free artistic director for renowned german agencies such as MetaDesign and Tamschick Media + Space.

In collaboration with partners and experts from different creative fields, Studio Wu is specialised in the art of book design, illustration & multilingual typography as well as intercultural design consulting.

“Studio Wu 是一个跨国文化设计工作室,由设计师艺术总监吳禕萌建立。创意领域为:精致的书籍设计,插圖于中西字体设计。

Awards & Recogonition

2014 Nomination: German Design Award – German Design Council
2014 Nomination: Joseph Binder Award – Design Austria
2013 Merit Award: Hiii Typography China – Chinese Type Design
2012 100 Chinese Designers born in the 80ies – Shanghai Design Club
2009 Lili Gestalterinnen Preis – UdK Berlin
2008 Die schönsten deutschen Bücher / The most beautiful German books
2008 Nomination: Young Illustrators Award – Illustrative 08


2014 Stiftung Kulturfonds: for artistic Book project
2013 Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk: Research Scholarship in Lyon
2011 DAAD: Artistic Project Scholarship
2009 Goethe Institute: Exhibition support for „City Moves"
2008 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services): diploma project scholarship


Works have been exhibited in Switzerland, China, Austria, Germany & Bulgaria.
Among others: Boutique Gegenalltag Museumsquartier (Vienna), Museum of Applied
Arts Francfurt, Confucius Institute Berlin and Leipzig, Museum der unerhörten
Dinge (Berlin), Shanghai Graphic Biennale, Center for Contemporary Art (Plovdiv)


work in cultural and educational institutions, publishing and in the industry in Europe & China. Among others:

Confucius Institute Berlin, Confucius Institute Leipzig, DAAD, Shanghai Dance Festival, Rat für Formgebung, Zafraan Ensemble Berlin, Hanyi Fonts Beijing, UdK Berlin, Plan A, Shaolin Temple Deutschland, kunstanstifter verlag, Reichert Verlag, Drachenhaus Verlag, Beijing Foreign Language Press, Balancity – German Pavillon on Expo 2010, VW, Robert Bosch Stiftung


Thank you for the fruitful collaborations & new partners are welcome!