Belin Liu

Freelance Art Director & Designer

Portland, OR, USA

Work Experience

Ace Hotel

Art Director

Art Director for Atelier Ace, the in-house studio for Ace Hotel Group and its affiliates. Concept, develop, and design the identities, environments, advertising, art, murals, wayfinding, programming collateral, retail, events, restaurants, web/digital and marketing initiatives to engage current and new visitors with Ace’s sense of community and place.

Lead various crews of in-house graphic designers, freelancers, and artists as well as with different departments to build various marketing, advertising, and experiential initiatives.
March 2010 - October 2017 United States

Portland State University

Adjunct Professor

Spring quarter. Senior level class, Contemporary Design Projects, which focuses on relational design and design thesis development and execution.
2012 - 2012 Portland, Oregon, United States

Bitch Media

Freelance Graphic Designer

Pre-press, editorial layout, cover design, web graphics, writing blog content, and fighting the good fight.
2009 - 2010 United States


Portland State University

B.A. Graphic Design

Cum Laude
2006 - 2009 Portland, Oregon, United States

Willamette University

B.A. English, Minor Asian Studies

2001 - 2005 Salem, Oregon, United States


English (Native),


National LGBT Media Association

AdPop Award


Summit Creative International

Engagement / Experiential Award



Adobe Suite, Gifs, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Screenprinting, Sketch, Wheatpaste,