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Canguo Liu

Tenured Professor, Lead Faculty in Graphic Design at Cuesta College. Canguo earned his BA in Photography (2006) and subsequently his MFA in Photography from the Beijing Film Academy (2010). He received his second MFA in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth (2015).
He has been teaching at the university-level for almost fifteen years and working in the Art & Design field for over twenty. He teach and professionally work a wide range of fields: Photography, Motion/3D Design, Web & UX Design, Digital Arts, Illustration, and Graphic Design.
Dedicate himself to innovation and challenge the barrier between arts and technologies, to connect academic and professional. He is a multidisciplinary artist, inspirational educator, and practical professionals engage in creating new solutions for unknown problems.


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Before 2010, He is a top expert in digital imaging art practices who was running high-profile workshops across Mainland China, worked with China Central Television, Xinhua News Agency, and Canon, (China) inc, to enhance their image workflows and mentoring employees. His textbook "Digital Photography" was published in 2006 and he is an author, columnist and reviewer of influential magazines Chinese Photography, Digital Camera and Chip Foto-Video, etc.
He left his success in China went to the United States pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Design stared in 2011. It back to his root as a Web and Graphic Designer since 1998. His primary interest is in to build and experimenting with the new visual language for invisible data from sensors and other resources. To enhance and augment the human-computer UX interactions from an Interdisciplinary designer's perspective.
His work explores the relationship between synesthesia and new media. Influences as diverse as Max Bill and John Cage as shaped his photography, design, computer visual simulations and motion graphics into a multidisciplinary exploration of aesthetics and techniques. His recent thesis (2015), Environmentally Responsive Graphic Design, aims to extend the generative methods of the design process. This will enhance the graphic form and display of information, build tools for future designers, and make the invisible visible.