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Diana Lin is a fashion designer, T-shirt designer and an illustrator who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Using humorous and eccentric style through her works. Born and raised in New York City majority of Diana's childhood memories were obsessively drawing. At the age 10 after living in the big city she moved to the south of Taiwan, Ping Tung. The cultural transition made a huge influence in her life and works. She took her first step in Fashion Design by Enrolling into Mingsheng High, where she won twice 1st place in both Fashion Design competition and illustration competition, 10th in the National Fashion Design Contest and won a Honor Award in Fashion Design. After spending her teen years in Taiwan, She headed back home to NY, carrying on her studies in Fashion Institute of Technology, where her works have been held in displays and exhibitions. Diana aside has exhibited and collaborated her works in other various fields and events from urban tees to performance. Diana studied her final year abroad in Milan (FIT in Politecnico di Milano). Diana perspective towards designing is to utilize different ranges of medium and technique with a dose of unconventional humor

Exhibit & Awards

*Pie- Art Display, Union Square, NYC. September 2009
*POLIMI Fashion Show in Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy June 2008
*Publishing in UK Fashion Illustration 2008
*Everybody! Let`s Make Some Noise @ White Room Group Exhibit, Brooklyn, NYC March 2007
*WONKAVISION MAGAZINE PRESENTS: "Long In The Tooth Group Exhibit, Philadelphia March 2007
°Metropolis Gallery April 2007
°The Lizard Lounge Group Exhibit April 2007
°Fashion Art Display in Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan NYC May 2006
*Body Conture Display in Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan NYC May 2006-Present
*Fashion Art Display at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan NYC May 2004-2006'
°Fashion Design Achivement Award 2002
*10th Place National High School Fashion Design Competition 2002
*1st Place Mingsheing High Fashion Design Competition 2002
*1st Place Mingsheing High Illurstration Competition 2002
*1st Place Mingsheing High Fashion Design Competition 2001
*1st Place Anti-Drugs Illurstration Competition 2001
*3rd Place Mingsheing High Fashion Design Competition 2000
*1st Place Dancing Competition 1999
*3rd Place Native Taiwanese Dancing Competition 1999

Friday, December 29, 2006


This is an ornament me and J
did last year for the Raishs' family X'mas tree
Merry Xmas~!!!


I knitted and design (cyclops octopus) the fabric
What a pain in the ass to make

頑張って!!!!Finals are coming....Dec.5

We have about 2 more weeks till this semester's over
these couple of weeks we have alot of exams, aton of papers and mad projects
Have to knit our own fabric (to make 3 garment pieces)
in total we have to sew 6 garments
Everybody is working hard and are tired
GanBaDaY!! 頑張って!!!!( がんばって)

X-mas in the air....Nov.28

Right after Halloween is over
Bam! X-mas is every corner u go
I never really liked X-mas maybe cause I was always poor and bitter like Scrooge
but here me and J are making X-mas decorations
like Santa's little slave elves


Went to the Jonathan Levine Gallery to see Shags' new stuff
very 50's
While drinking free cheap PBR beers
we spotted the man himself "Shag"
he looks like he came out of his paintings

Spotted Big Foot !!.....Nov.13

Went to the park today and guess who I spotted...


There was a lot of projects to be done this week
Everybodys about to fall asleep and pass out
out of all the projects this bustier took one of the longest time to finish
our teacher picked mine to be in the FIT display window (6 Floor of C building)~ Hard work paid off

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Week Later......

Milky flavored Pumpkin....Oct.30

This was dated Oct.30

Me & J had a ton of work to do but we put off some time to carve a pumpkin

Both Japanese cartoon figures

Milky Girl and Totoro

Monday, October 09, 2006

Never Ending HW...

Already handed in around 10 projects and market reshearch
4 more due this week
Driving me over the edge.....

Trouble.....illustration Fri

illustration Friday
Topic: Trouble
Two Girls means Double the trouble

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Market NYC

This Saturday, Sunday and Next weekend
Indie Industries is going to be selling Tees (designed by some upcoming artists & yours truly)
at The Market NYC (aka Young Designer Market)
in Soho {268 Mulberry St (btwn Houston & Prince)}

Awesome place to go on the weekends
It's set in a empty chruch

with a bunch of stands
where a bunch of designers sell there self design clothes and accessories
Go~ Check it out


An illustration for
ill Fri Topic: Quiet
Drew this a long time ago
creepy elf lookin Jason quietly drawing his brother Rob

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Indie Industries opened 24/7

Indie Industries

Thanks for the ppl who liked my Tee's

bought them or even considered to

This week Mike finally updated the website

Here it is Indie Industries

I modeled for some of the products

feel kinda funny seeing myself like that

We had quiet an amount of Artists' designing so there's a bunch of different styles of Tees

well~ check out the stuff and the website
Indie Industries.com for more, hope u like it {we ship to every corner of the world}


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

John Galliano Image Book.....

These are one of my all time favorite pages from a magazine
Photographs of John Galliano "Everybody is beautiful" Image Book
Inspiration pics and a stylized doll
I got the mag from a Japanese book store {Mad expensive...20~ something dollars}
"High Fashion" Feb 2006 issue 307 <-{just in case anyone wants to hunt it down}
Y'all know that Japenese mags {Fashion types} are pretty simple and clean cut, normally I wouldn't sacrifice my wallet for that
But these pages were just too Awesome to past out on
God! I want the real thing....not cause it's brand or some shitty sallow reason like that
it's cause I love scrap books, art journals and mini booklets made a bunch myself too, just wish I had time to do more

Friday, September 01, 2006

3 to 10

Works from Model drawing class {last semester}
each pose were for 3~10 minutes
the teacher didn't like how I made some of them look like they had a bad day
but I personaly liked it better
drawing weird is funner

Thursday, August 31, 2006

30 seconds

We woke our asses up to do this at 9:00 in the morning.....
the teacher had a test for us
to draw 10 different periods clothing style within 30 seconds
And this is my 30 second creation
ps...Sorry the images are really off, but the teacher was taking away the "test" so I did a sloppy job of photographing it

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Te Tees

Fellow team players still at the show case in LA "Magic"
today was day 2,They recived an order of 2000...!!! My sheep Tees got sold too {a different type of shirt ....a hoody}
And to think I didn't have enough money to eat this whole week
Friend at work said after Magic is over there's gonna be more orders{Plus there's 2 more show cases to go}
Viva La Mike SK~