Shanshan Zhou


Let's make media more beautiful, accessible, expressive and more human!


Work History

Victoria University - Wellington

Tutor - Education

- tutoring DSDN 142 (Creative Coding) and MDDN 242 (Computer Graphics Production)
at School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington

School of Design, Victoria University - Wellington

Web Designer, Media Content Manager - Web, Media & Communication

- designing and managing the website and social media for
Victoria University Computer Graphics Programme (

Gecko Press - Wellington

Digital Publishing Intern - Publishing, Interaction Design

November 2012 - March 2013
- helping Gecko Press set up an efficient workflow
for future ebook/digital content production process

- creating design guidelines
for Gecko Press ebooks/digital content

- experimenting new possibilities for children's book
and interactive storytelling with digital media

- digitising existing Gecko Press books

Parallax Interactive - Wellington

Designer, Co-founder - Interaction Design, Application Design, Games

November 2012 - February 2013
- a start-up company by me and friends from university

- job involved: research, concept design, UI design, UX design, prototyping, user-testing

AIESEC Victoria - Wellington

VP, Outgoing Exchange Director - Student Organisation, Management

March 2010 - July 2011
- be part of the executive board team for
the organisation (AISEC Victoria )

- leading a team of 5

- directing oversea exchange programmes
and internships for students

Skills involved: team work, leadership, coaching, communication, customer service, running events, task management


Victoria University of Wellington - Wellington, New Zealand

Media Design - Bachelor of Design Innovation (BDI)

March 2010 - June 2013

Sichuan International Studies Univeristy - Chongqing, China

International Communication, Media Study, English - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

September 2007 - December 2009


  • Interactive Media Design
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Digital Video Creation and Editing
  • 3D Modeling and Animation: Maya, 3DsMax, AfterEffects
  • Web Design: JS, HTML5, CSS3
  • Web and Mobile Application Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, AfterEffects, PremierePro
  • Object Oriented Programming: Python, Java, ActionScript, JavaScript
  • Creative Coding

Awards & Recognition

Best Awards Finalist

Aug 2013

Two entries get in as finalists for New Zealand Best Awards 2013 in the interaction design category

Victoria Excellence Scholarship

Feb 2010

Based on my previous academic achievement, this scholarship was granted to enable my study at Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria Excellence Award

Nov 2012

Awarded at the end of my final year of University for the overall outstanding study and participation during my study