Member Spotlight: Yiwen Lu
Yiwen Lu, Freelancer and Senior Designer, Test Monki
Yiwen Lu – AIGA New Orleans member

Yiwen Lu
Member Since 2006
Based in New Orleans

Featured project in header image
2014 Holiday Card 

In our first edition of our monthly Member Spotlight, we’d reached out to newly renewed member Yiwen Lu, recent recipient of Adobe’s Muse Site of the Day award, and asked her to answer some select and important questions about her work, her life, and, of course, her favorite typeface.



Member Spotlight is our way of celebrating our members and their amazing work. How long have you been a member and what’s the most rewarding thing about being a part of the chapter?

I first joined the AIGA San Francisco chapter in 2006 and now I have rejoined the New Orleans chapter. The most rewarding thing about being a part of the chapter is to receive the design event news as well the opportunity to sign up to workshops and events before they are open to the public. I also enjoy the opportunities in attending the events to meet with people.


What do you currently do and where do you work?

I am a senior designer in Test Monki in The Woodlands, Texas. I also do freelance works for various companies in Louisiana, California and Germany.


Now that we know what you currently do, what is your dream non-design job?

I have never thought about doing anything that’s not design or art related.


What’s your biggest design-related pet peeve?

Widows and orphans.


What’s a favorite resource or tool you’d be willing to share?

Pinterest for inspiration. for catching up with new software features.


What’s your proudest accomplishment?

My website was featured as Adobe Muse “Site of the Day” in July 2015


If you were a Pantone color, which would it be?

PMS 213 (Magenta).


What is your favorite typeface?

Trade Gothic.


If there is karaoke at the next office party, what song will you be singing?

A Taiwanese pop song. :)


What’s your favorite snoball or poboy selection?

Fried shrimp poboy.


Drink of choice?

Pimm’s Cup.


Want to be featured in our Member Spotlight?

Got a project you want to show off or think you should be featured in our Member Spotlight? First, you must be a member to be selected. Second, fill out our interview questionnaire! If you’re selected, someone will be in touch with you for more information, submit your feature for review and approval, or to ask if you have any updates or special projects to discuss.

By Samantha Barnes
Published September 15, 2015