Semifinalist | Disney Imagineering's Imaginations Design Competition
Role
Illustrator
Experience Designer
Client
Walt Disney Imagineering
 
Platform
Visual Content Design
Themed Entertainment
Tools
Adobe Creative Cloud
My Contributions
  1. Pitched a design idea to fellow CMU students to create the 'Atlantis of the East' vertical experience project.
  2. Created the illustrations and graphics for the experience and provided sketches throughout the process.
  3. Constructed documentation and research about the culture in Qiandao, China and history of the Lion City.
  4. Collaborated with my colleagues to create a design pitch presentation to Imagineers, faculty, and judges.
  5. Achieved Semifinalist ranking in the concept of revitalizing an abandoned ghost town underwater using AR​​​​​​​.
Project Specifications
  1. Special Note: The project was conceived by the Carnegie Mellon University's [CMU HOTS] Team and created for the 2018 Walt Disney Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent.
     
  2. About the Project: Majority of people wish to not only travel to visit a gorgeous getaway location for vacation but also to make meaningful memories and connections. Others hope to gain valuable knowledge and surround themselves with plentiful history. Finding a unique place that fuses these prospects of being aesthetic, entertaining, and educational, which is also family-friendly, is an appealing commodity for the diversity of taste and finesse. “Atlantis of the East” is an architectural proposal that delivers guests to an ancient underwater city of China. Located 40 meters below the beautiful Qiandao Lake in Shicheng is the historical Lion City built in the Tang Dynasty more than 1000 years ago. The government’s construction of Xin’anjiang Reservoir in 1959 sank the city and coincidentally created an artificial lake with thousands of islands around. The city was named after the Wushi mountains, which stands for “Five Lion Mountain” and was once the center of politics, economics and culture. We propose a holistic experience that immerses our guest in the rich historical context of the people that once roamed the Lion City. By combining an architectural infrastructure with innovative use of underwater submarines and augmented reality technology, we hope to bridge the distance between time and place to bring the past and present together.

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