The Nine Shanghai / Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Jody was born in 1973 in Hunan Province, China. He graduated from 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. When Jody was a freelancer, he was the Head of Design at Wieden + Kennedy 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 Vatti and Tencent, and ranked at second among the hottest creative institutions in China, and was named as Asia's most awarded 25 creative agencies by Campaign Brief Asia In 2018.
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 in 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, Winners at Red Dot Design Award, Gold Spikes Asia, as well as Grand Prix at Adfest, etc.
He has been invited to participate in many different design competitions as a judge, such as D&AD, New York Festivals, LIA China, AD Stars, 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.