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Prof. Yang  Liu

Prof. Yang Liu

Programme Director Communication Design , Campus Berlin

Since 2010, Professor Liu has been part of the Department of Art & Design and teaches communication design at the European University of Applied Sciences (formerly BTK). In 2004, she founded her own design studio, which she still runs today. Yang Liu Design is a multi-award winning design studio based in the heart of Berlin. The fields of work are the conception and development of logo systems, corporate identities, information design, exhibition design, way-finding system design, cross-cultural design, content visualization, print media and book design for institutions and companies worldwide. In addition to workshops and lectures at international conferences, she has taught at numerous universities in Germany and abroad. In 2010, she became a professor at UE, formerly BTK, in Berlin. Her work has won numerous awards in international competitions and can be found in museums and collections around the world.



  • since 2010 Professor of Communication Design at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (formerly BTK)
  • 2005-2006 Visiting professor at the Glasgow School of Arts, Visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
  • since 2004 Owner of Yang Liu Design, Berlin/Beijing
  • 2003-2004 Designer at Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., New York
  • 2003 Master student at the Berlin University of the Arts (now UdK) with Prof. Holger Matthies
  • 2000-2002 Designer at Thomas Manss & Company in London and Berlin
  • 1994-2000 Diploma studies in Communication Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (now UdK) and the University of the West of England, Bristol
  • 1976 born in Beijing


  • Gold – Design prize of The Federal republic of Germany 2014
  • Red Dot International Design Award 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
  • German Design Award 2009, 2013
  • 10 most outstanding young Chinese personalities in 2010
  • State Prize ‚the most beautiful books of China‘ 2009
  • 2nd State Prize for the best Visual Identities of the year 2009
  • Gold Medal – Lead Award 2008
  • Bronze Medal at the International Poster Biennale Mexico, for political posters 2006
  • Golden Nedel at Art Directors Club Germany 2008
  • Type Directors Club New York, Type of Excellence 2003
  • 100 Besten Plakate Deutschland, Austria, Switzerland 2002, 2004
  • International Poster Biennale Warsaw, Bronze 2001
  • German Prize for Communication Design 2000