The Nine Shanghai / Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Jody was born in 1973 in Hunan Province, China. He graduated from Hunan University Of Technology Business and the Central Academy of Arts & Design, and New York Film Academy director class in China. He has served as Group Creative Director at Ogilvy Shanghai and worked for various 4A agencies, such as Leo Burnett Shanghai and DDB Shanghai. In 2016, Jody founded a creative agency, The Nine. In two years, The Nine Shanghai has created many influential campaigns for different brands such as Huawei and Tencent, and ranked second among the hottest creative institutions in China, and was named TOP 20 Aisa’s Most Awarded Creative Leaders in Campaign Brief Asia Creative Rankings in 2020.
Jody is one of the most creative people in China who has won the most awards. He has entered the list of top designers in Forbes China. Jody’s famous campaign ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was named one of the top 10 best posters worldwide by the Gunn Report. Another project of him, ‘The Keyboard of Isolation’ was named as one of the top 5 design works by The Big Won which won the most awards. In addition, he has received more than 300 impressive awards, including the Gold Design Lions, the Silver Design Lions, Bronze Film Lions at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Graphite and Wood Pencils at D&AD, Silver and Bronze Pencils at One Show, Silver and Bronze Cubes at New York ADC, Gold Statues London International Awards, Silver and Bronze Clio Awards, Gold Andy Awards, Gold Epica Awards, Gold New York Festivals Advertising Awards, Gold Spikes Asia, Gold Graphic Design in China, Grand Prix at AdFest, Grand Prix at Green Awards, Grand Prix at Long Xi Awards, Grand Prix at China 4A Advertising Awards, Winners at Red Dot Design Award, etc. His works have been featured by NY MoMA, Wired, Huffington Post, The Guardian，CANAL+, Time Out NY, ART TIMES, VICE, The Creators Project, and through many other media outlets.
He has been invited to participate in many different design competitions as a judge, such as D&AD, New York ADC, AD Stars, New York Festivals, LIA China, AdFest, Spikes Asia, Cresta Awards, and Long Xi Awards, Graphic Design in China. Also, he was the presidential jury for the 2107 China 4A Awards. In fact, Jody is not only a skilled art director and graphic designer but also a passionate creator who combines contemporary art with advertising and design. He has been invited to join in many art exhibitions worldwide.
Jody believes in meaningful art and design can make the world more beautiful.