Studio Wu is an awards-winning 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), Essen (University Duisburg-Essen, today known as Folkwang university of arts) and in Paris (École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs), she has gained more than 15 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, exhibition graphics & multilingual typography as well as intercultural design consulting.

Studio Wu 是一个跨国文化设计工作室,由职业设计师艺术总监和书籍艺术家吳禕萌建立。她出生上海,9岁起生活在德国。2009 年在柏林创立设计工作室。先后在德国埃森大学 University Essen-Duisburg (今日:Folkwang 艺术大学)、巴黎高等装饰艺术学院 Ensad Paris 和柏林美术大学 University of the Arts Berlin 攻读视觉传达专业,2008完成硕士。方向是,以中西文化方面的共性为前提,力求艺术与设计之间转换的最佳表现方法; 擅长是各种艺术设计包括书籍,插图,手写字体设计以及跨国文化的研究项目。其作品获得 “德国最美书籍”奖,German Design Award “德国设计奖”,Hiii Typography 2015 中文字体铜秀奖,入选“全球 80 后华人100位优秀设计师展”等等。

Awards & Recognition

2021Merit Award: Hiii Illustration 2020 International Competition
2019Most beautiful Book of China
2019Nomination: Hiii Typography China 2018
2018WINNER: Joseph Binder Award (Bronze) – Design Austria
2018Nomination: Hiiibrand Awards China 2017
2017Nomination: Little Hakka International Picture Book Competition, China
2017Hiii Illustration 2016 International Competition: Best of the Best (Commercial) & Jury Award
2017member of the Cultural Delegation of German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during his trip to China
2016Nomination: Hiiibrand Awards China 2016
2015Golden Pin Award Taiwan (Category: Typography)
2015Bronze Award: Hiii Typography China – Chinese Type Design
2014WINNER: German Design Award – German Design Council
2014WINNER: Joseph Binder Award (Bronze) – Design Austria
2014Longlist Die schönsten deutschen Bücher/The most beautiful German Books
2013Merit Award: Hiii Typography China – Chinese Type Design
2012100 Chinese Designers born in the 80ies – Shanghai Design Club
2009Lili Gestalterinnen Preis – UdK Berlin
2008Die schönsten deutschen Bücher / The most beautiful German Books
2008Nomination: Young Illustrators Award – Illustrative 08


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


Works have been exhibited in Switzerland, China, Austria, Germany & Bulgaria.
Among others: Boutique Gegenalltag Museumsquartier (Vienna, Austria), Designforum Vienna, Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt, Confucius Institute Berlin and Leipzig, Museum der unerhörten Dinge (Berlin), Shanghai Graphic Biennale, Center for Contemporary Art (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Beijing Design Week, Shanghai Design Week, Liu Haisu Art Museum Shanghai, Musée Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois (Lyon, France), Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg

Works have been collected by: Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg (Germany), Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication Lyon (France)


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

Confucius Institute Berlin/Leipzig/Frankfurt/Heidelberg, C*Space Berlin, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), DAAD, Shanghai Dance Festival, Rat für Formgebung, Zafraan Ensemble Berlin, Hanyi Fonts Beijing, MÍN BERLIN, UdK Berlin, kunstanstifter verlag, Reichert Verlag, Drachenhaus Verlag, Beijing Foreign Language Press, Balancity – German Pavillon on Expo 2010, Volkswagen, fabrik potsdam, Global Public Policy InstituteRobert Bosch Stiftung, Musée de Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois de Lyon, Thomas Mann House Los Angeles, East Asia Institute Leipzig University, Humboldt University Berlin, University Potsdam, Museum am Rothenbaum Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) Hamburg, Museum für Asiatische Kunst Berlin

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