Zhenzhen Cao was born in 1991 in Shandong, China and currently is based in Paris. Graduated from the Spéos Paris Photography School. As a graphic and motion designer, Buddhism had a great influence on her, she often practiced introspection.
‘’I gradually understood that we not only have eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and body to perceive the world, we also have a powerful receiver of cosmic signals, which is right inside us, and we don't notice it. Most of my works are inspired by my inner perception of this universe, and I visualize my feelings through photography, 3D, and I want to share them with you.’’
How would you introduce yourself to RED.EYE Metazine?
I'm Zhenzhen Cao, I was born in China, I came to Paris to study digital art direction in 2015. I am currently based in Paris as a fashion photographer and visual art creator.
I love to combine digital art with traditional painting, photography and design to express myself and build my own digital universe.
How old were you when you created your first graphic design project?
My first graphic design project was created in college when I was about 23 or 24 years old.
Being based in Paris, what is your education background in terms of graphic design?
I studied Visual Communication at university. I graduated with a Master’s degree in digital art direction and photography in Paris.
What is so exciting behind creating 3D illustrations?
3D is like a free dimension for me, where I can realize my ideas as much as I want. It’s like a game taken very seriously.
What are some of the biggest challenges, in your opinion, that digital creatives will be facing as we transition to Web3?
I think copyright is an issue in web 3.0. There are no laws to protect the copyright of creators on virtual art platforms. There are many art works that are stolen and sold, but the artist cannot defend his rights.
What is your favorite softwares and what do you do to improve your skills?
My favorite software is C4D. Creating daily makes my skills improve.
Who is your favorite graphic design artist?
Maurits Cornelis Escher. She was a Dutch graphic artist.
Any favorite project that you’ve worked on?
A letter to your future self. What would you write?
I just want to tell my future self to enjoy every moment, listen to your heart and keep it up!