Upon completion of his Masters Degree at Tshinghua University in 1999, Wang Ziyuan moved to China Central Academy of Fine Arts as a professor to teach and chaired the Graphic Design Department in School of Design in 2003-2012. He got his doctoral degree for his comparative research about traditional Chinese calligraphy with modern typographic design in 2011.
His book design works received the awards ‘Best Book Design of the Year’ of China in 2004, 2007 and 2011, and design works exhibited in UK, Poland, Germany, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, etc. From 2003, Wang joined and directed the pictogram and other basic elements for 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ziyuan has been Vice President of ico-D from 2015-2017.