Erlu Ni / Samantha

B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design , School of Design, CAFA
Design for Crisis and Ecology

Artist/Designer, co-founder of Eco Vision Plan. Personally focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, climate crisis and other social and environmental issues, as a holistic designer, prying the platform-based social innovation. His works won the nomination award of 2023 Linz Electronic Art Festival, DIA China Design and Manufacturing Award, Gold Award of "Vision - Beautiful China" Art Design Competition, Graduate360 2022 Annual Best Design Award and other domestic and international design awards, and he was awarded the National Scholarship twice during his undergraduate years, and the First Prize of Outstanding Works. His works have been exhibited in the 9th Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urban Architecture, UnFuture's "Eco-Visionary Project-Sheng", and Digitization-Evolution China Design and Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition, and his articles have been published in Wallpaper, art and design journals and magazines.


China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation  (NGO)   -  Beijing, China                                      INTERN - Project Coordinator and designer of  Good Food · China Food Systems Action Hub  -  07/2023 - present                                
Eco-Vision Plan (International network of research, design,interdisciplinary activities)  - Beijing, China            Co-Founder / Project Execution -  02/2021-present                                                                                                                                                                    
NEDO Design Consulting Studio - Beijing, China                                                                            Partner / Project Designer  - 07/2021-12/2022                                                                                                                                                    

The Central Academy of Fine Arts   - Beijing, China            Research Assistant - 2021-2023                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Honers & Awards

  • Ars Electronica STARTS Prize - Nomination Prize, Ars Electronica &European Commission (Success Rate: 1.8%) , Project: Hyper-Dust,(Project Leader) , 04/2023
  • The Climate Creatives challenge commended entry award, Historic England&The Environmental Design Studio, Project: Hyper-Dust (Project Leader), 09/2023 
  • Design Intelligence Award(DIA) - Design Emergence Award(Top 29), the China Industrial Design Association (Success Rate: 0.3%), Project: COZoo-Carbon Trading Platform for Zoo (Project Leader),  11/2022
  • Gold Award / Top 100 Emerging Designers at the Asia New Generation Design Exhibition, Recognized by Asia's Most Influential Young Designers Platform, Project: Hyper-Dust, (Project Leader) 08/2022
  • Graduate360 2022 Best Graduation Work of the Year; CAFA Outstanding Graduate Design - First Prize; Collected by the CAFA Art Museum; NewOne Awards Visual Communication Nomination Award, Project: The Unqualified Factory,07/2022
  • 4th "Yearning for a Beautiful China" Art Design Competition - Gold Award, Chinese Society of Forestry, 12/2021
  • Future Vision Award, Issued by Tongji University, Zootopia, 07/2021
  • Outstanding Graduate of Beijing, Beijing Municipal Education Commission; Outstanding Graduate of CAFA 07/2022
  • China National Scholarship(Success Rate:0.2%), Ministry of Education China,  (Twice 12/ 2020&2021)
  • The First Prize Scholarship,CAFA school of Design (Twice)(Success Rate: 0.5%)12/2021&2022; Outstanding Individual Assignment - First Prize (Twice) 12/ 2020&2021; Advanced Individual of Social Work (Twice) 12/ 2019&2020; Merit Student,CAFA school of Design (Twice) 12/ 2020&2021; Excellent Student Cadre (Twice) 12/ 2020&2021