Print Design, Digital Design, Wireframing, Branding, UX, UI, Information Design, Design Pedagogy, and Editorial Management

About Liz

Short Bio (<100 words)

Liz Chen (she/they) is a queer multicultural graphic designer and writer based in Raleigh, NC. In 2019, they received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Reporting) with a minor in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, Liz is a full-time student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design (MGD) from North Carolina State University and works in publishing as the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Surgery. Their research interests include design ethics and philosophy, design activism, design pedagogy, inclusive design, information design, and machine learning.

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Work Experience

American Journal of Surgery

Managing Editor


Elizabeth Chen Design

Independent Contractor


Client list includes the UNC Lineberger Pancreatic Cancer Center for Excellence, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, and others.

Art for All - NC

Member, Board of Directors

Chair, Design Committee


Medical College of Wisconsin Dept. of Surgery

Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager


Teaching Positions

North Carolina State University

Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design

Branding, Interaction, and Service Design with Prof. Kermit Bailey

Fall 2022

North Carolina State University

Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design

NCSU Design Camp, High School Residential and Day Camps

Summer 2022

North Carolina State University

Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design

Advanced Graphic Design Studio with Prof. Kermit Bailey

Spring 2022


North Carolina State University

2020-2023 Master of Graphic & Experience Design

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015-2019 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Reporting, Minor in English