Stories: Chufue Yang

February 12, 2017

What's your story?

I feel like most of my story hasn’t really been written down because I have yet to experience all of it, but for now, most of the chapters that I’ve encountered have ultimately shaped me into the person that I am today. In a quick summary, I was born in California, raised in Minnesota and moved to Chicago at the age of 18 to pursue my passions. It’s been pretty good, so far.


Left or right brained and how?

Right brained for sure. All of the descriptions fit me to a t.

When you feel a creative block or obstacle, how do you find a way out?

I’ve learned to let my creative blocks or obstacles settle in if that makes any sense. Trying to force myself out of them won’t help me in any way shape or form, so I let these moments naturally take their course.

Pick a city outside of the US to live in, why?

I’d love to live in London. I’ve heard so many great things about the art and fashion scene going on there. Or somewhere in New Zealand, who wouldn’t want to see Lord of The Rings scenery every day?

Where do you find inspiration?

At any given time or place. I truly believe that inspiration can be found anywhere. You just have to be open and meet it halfway.

Did you have an aha moment where you found your craft, and if so what was it?

To be completely honest, I feel like I’ve been experiencing multiple “aha” moments lately. Whether it’s with graphic design, photography, acting, modeling or making music. I know I might be stretching myself thin with all of the things that I’m pouring my creative energy into, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  

What makes Chicago feel like home to you?

The people that I’ve met. My friends. The open community of creatives that are so willing to collaborate with one another in exchange for their time and creative efforts. It’s the coolest experience and I can’t get enough of it.

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