Inside the Designer’s Cart: Jing Zhang

by Adobe Stock Team

posted on 03-23-2017

Jing Zhang is a London based designer known for her infographics. She is featured in our video celebrating female creators.

Like us, Jing as been thinking about women in the creative field, and she created an image using assets from Adobe Stock to pay homage to the late British-Iranian architect, Zaha Hadid. We took an exclusive look inside Jing’s shopping cart.

“I wanted to contribute an infographic map of Hadid’s work around the world, with a style that complimented her signature design, the curves,” explains Jing. “And I wanted to commemorate one of the most amazing architects of all time.”

Jing chose images with texture to give detail to the piece, and metallic images as a reference to the buildings Hadid designed. Here’s a closer look at each of the Adobe Stock assets she selected, and what drew her to them.

1. Mesh Roof Truss

This was the perfect triangle pattern because it resembles the glass windows of Guangzhou Opera House.

2. Aluminum Abstract Stripe Pattern

3. Aluminum Abstract Stripe Pattern

“The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has some of the most unique forms in architecture. Its pleated facade of stainless steel and glass produces an interesting structure for the visitors. It is perhaps the most angular form of all Hadid’s work. To bring this out, I looked at the tags ‘stripe’ and ‘metal’ texture when I searched. These two images jumped out from the others because of the smooth surface and metallic shininess.”

4. Closeup Concrete Wall Texture with Plaster and White Paint

“I looked at ‘paper’ textures from the outset. But I changed my mind when I found this image (under tags ‘rough texture’). It is appealing because of its very fine grain—its texture wouldn’t disturb the balance of the image. I just needed a touch of texture for my background. It needed to be smooth and rough at the same time.”

You can discover more of Jing’s work on Behance.

Topics: Creative Inspiration & Trends, Photography

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