SND Gold Medal winner Qingjun Zhang will discuss his Golden Tiger at SND STL

We’re excited to announce our next speaker for SND STL, winner of a rare SND Gold Medal for his design work on the Chinese Tiger calendar package, Qingjun Zhang! He will be discussing, “The state and the trend of Chinese ‘serious’ Newspapers and the Golden Tiger” including his Gold Medal project (photos above, courtesy of Steve Dorsey).

Qingjun Zhang

Director of Visual Design Center of Liaoning Newspaper Group, Visual Director of Liaoning Daily, Editorial Board Member of Liaoshen Evening News, Director of Visual Design Center
SND Chinese president
Member of Liaoning Branch of China Artists Association
Guest professor, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts

In 1988, he was graduated from Traditional Chinese Painting Department of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts

In 2005-2008, his paintings, including Sky Survey of Shenzhou VI Spacecraft, Seventeenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China is Opening Today and Faith in China, were awarded the First Prize of Liaoning Press by Liaoning Journalists’ Association. He has changed the edition for several media and conducted lectures in China successfully.

In 2008, he participated in Beijing Olympic Global Chinese Paper Layout Innovative Design Contest. The visual design team of Liaoshen Evening News won the Golden Prize of Best Cover Design and the Best Image Design as well as the Grand Prize under his leadership. He was awarded as the best designer.

In November of 2008, Liaoning People’s Publishing House published his book “Visual Attract” which reflects the research and practice of layout design.

In February of 2009, special subject on Olympics from Liaoshen Evening News was awarded the Silver medal in the 30th SND Best News Design Competition.

In April of 2009, he was responsible for the Liaoning Daily redesign. The redesign has aroused strong repercussions in China and achieved great success. The redesign of Liaoning Daily was reported by the People’s Daily, Xinhua News, CNR, CCTV and other mainstream media successively in 2010.

In March of 2010, Chinese Facebook and Chinese Momentum from Liaoning Daily Won Award of Excellence at the 31st SND Best News Design Competition. In February of 2011, he was hired as symbol reviewer and artistic advisor by Organizing Committee of 12th National Games of the People’s Republic of China

In February of 2011, his three special reports published Liaoning Daily, i.e. Wash Painting of the World Expo, Discoveries in Liaoning Province and Mystery-Jellyfish, won Awards of Excellence at the 32nd SND Best News Design Competition.

In February of 2011, his special report of Manchurian Tiger from Liaoning Daily was awarded the Golden at the 32nd SND Best News Design Competition. It is the first time that a SND award won by an Chinese Communist Party Newspaper.