Hello, and thank you for visiting the website, portfolio, and blog of Hope Meng. I’m a freelance graphic designer based in San Francisco with expertise designing identities, print campaigns, books, and websites. With undergraduate degrees in both Graphic Design (California College of the Arts, 2007) and Economics (UC Berkeley, 2004), I embody a certain amount of contradiction: creative yet pragmatic, imaginative yet focused, adventurous yet organized.
First and foremost, I think of myself as a problem-solver and a collaborator. I don’t feel that my work adheres to a certain look. Rather, my goal as a designer is to develop solutions that are unique, sensitive, and thought-provoking.
I am available for both on- and off-site projects.
A little more about me. Though the majority of a graphic designer’s time is spent in front of a screen, I am decidedly not afraid to get my hands dirty. I am an enthusiastic seamster. I love looking at the world from behind a camera’s lens. I can lose myself in the craft of print: letterpress, silkscreen, bookbinding.
In a former life, I was an accomplished rock climber and competitive swimmer. These days, you are more likely to find me in a yoga studio, on the slopes, or running around after my toddler.
From 2008-2010, I traveled around the world with my husband: 415 days, 6 continents, 21 countries, 140 cities and towns, 35 airplanes, 51 long-distance buses, 23 trains, 8 boats, 2 camper vans, and 23,000+ photos. This is the result of our travels: www.12foot3.com
Thank you. I hope you enjoy your visit.