Dr. Liu Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts（CAFA）.She is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, an external researcher of the Institute of Modern Advertising at Peking University, member of Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China, board member and China country delegate of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), script chairman of the Chinese category of the International Granshan Typography Competition, judge of the D&AD Awards 2020 and 2023 in the category of Typography, Deputy Director of Chinese Typography Art and Design Research Center of Central Academy of Fine Arts, researcher of Typography Studio at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts College at Shanghai University, Marketing manager of TypeTogether China.
Dr Liu Zhao was the leader of two national research projects, including "Way of Type – Modernisation of Chinese Typography", which has toured nine stops in mainland China and three countries abroad since 2022, with more touring plans in the future. Dr Liu Zhao's works have twice been selected for the five-yearly National Art Exhibition. She has participated in exhibitions and lectured in many countries and cities in China and abroad. She is the curator of the "Way of Type" series of academic activities. She is the chief designer of Noto Fangsong Khitan Small Script and Noto Traditional Nushu, the consultant for the redesign of Noto Serif Tangut, and one of the designers of Noto Sans CJK and Noto Serif CJK (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). Leading and contributing to several typography design projects.
My educational idea is to cultivate professional design talents with the cultivation of national cultural traditions and an international perspective through the study of typography, and to guide students to develop core strategies of typography adapted to the local Chinese market by combining aesthetics, science and business studies. Through typography, we aim to better pass on and spread culture, to help improve the cultural literacy of the Chinese people, create the country's contemporary cultural.
1995-1999 Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication, CAFA.
2000-2003 CAFA, Visual Communication, Master's Degree.
2004-2007 CAFA, Visual Communication, PhD.
2007-present School of Design, CAFA.
2012-present The Research Centre for Chinese Typographic Art and Design at CAFA was established, and served as a researcher.
2016-present Jury member of Granshan Typography Design Competition, Chinese category.
01/2016-present Serving as China Country Delegate for ATypI.
Oct/2016-present Joined TypeTogether.
2018-present Artistic Director of Liu Zhao Studio
2019 to present Chairman of the Chinese Division of the Granshan International Non-Lati Typeface Design Competition.
Dec/2020-present Member of Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China
Mar 2022 -present Serving as an external associate researcher at the Institute of Modern Advertising, Peking University.
Feb/2023-present Elected board member of ATypI
Aug/2023 -present Serving as a member of the Design Special Committee of the Beijing Youth Art Development Promotion Association.
Nov/2023 The work“Homeward bound”is permanently exhibited in Pit 127 of the Yin Xu Exhibition Hall
(Liu Zhao, Zhang Chenming; Artistic Director: Yue Jieqiong).
Jan/2023 Noto Fangsong Khitan Small Script
(Liu Zhao as lead designer, Liu Zhao Studio)
Jan/2021-Jul/2023 Oracle illustrated books (a set of 10 books) planning, Oracle script design and books design.
(Liu Zhao as one of lead designer, Liu Zhao Studio)
2023 “24 Solar Terms Touring the Three Hills and Five Gardens—Landscape, Art and Life of Chinese Imperial Gardens Dragon Year Posters” (Liu Zhao as Artistic Director, personally design two of them).
Sep/2022 logotype for NONG SHIM's “Shivering Noodles”packaging (Liu Zhao as the art director, Liu Zhao Studio).
2022-present The visual design of “Way of Type ”
(Liu Zhao as the art director, , Liu Zhao Studion)
Sep/2021 Custom font for the cover of "Penguin Modern Classics (First Series)"
(Liu Zhao as lead designer, Liu Zhao Studio)
Jan/2021 “Noto Serif Tangut”redesign
(director and consultant, Liu Zhao Studio)
Jul/2020 Noto Traditional Nushu (Liu Zhao as an designer, Liu Zhao Studio)
2017 Typography art design
“The moon stepping into the forest like a light beast”.
2016 Typography art design “Bodhisattva is an oriental woman who is very willing to help, only once in your life”
2014 Typography art design “The desire for food and sex is part of human nature - Jin huidui”
2007 Typography art design “script feast - The desire for food and sex is part of human nature”
2023 Ethnic Opera "Little Old Poplar" graphic design
(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
Aug/2022 Logotype design for the web drama "The Fate of the World" (Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
Mar/2022-May/2022 "Rebel Girl" Logotype design
(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
2022 Created a series of posters on "Zhongshan Bronze Inscriptions" for the project "Creation and Artistic Promotion of Zhongshan Characters in the International Perspective" (collective work of Liu Zhao's studio).
Dec/2021-Apr/2022 VI design of "ALE" (Liu2021, China (Anyang) International Conference of Chinese Characters "Carnival" cultural and creative design
(Liu Zhao Studio)
2022 Art Lighting Installation "Good for Anyang"
(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
2021 Brochure design, Swiss Federal Government Science, Technology and Culture Centre (Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
2021 China (Anyang) International Chinese Character Conference 'Carnival' Textual Creative Design (Liu Zhao Studio).
Aug/2021-Sep/2021 Logotype design for "National Treasures", China Intercontinental Communication Centre.(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
2021 "Elegance of Hanzi, Chinese Type Design Forum", the Font Studio of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts
(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio).
Oct/2020-Nov/2020 "National Treasure" ，posters design, China Intercontinental Communication Centre (Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
2015 Jioned“Noto serif CJK”design
2013 Jioned“Noto sans CJK”design
(I) longitudinal Study
2022 Project Leader of the National Art Fund (general project) of the 2020 "communication and exchange and promotion of subsidised projects" "Modernisation of Chinese Typography" (national level, completed).
Mar/2019 Project Leader of the National Social Science Foundation Art Project of "Research on Contemporary Hanzi Art Modelling Concepts and Configurations" (national level, completed).
Oct/2017 presided over the "Research on Chinese Character Families under Big Data and Responsive Typography Design" Central Academy of Fine Arts, (school level, completed).
(II) Cross-sectional Study
Dec/2023 “Way of Type ”Art Exhibition launched at the Digital Exhibition Hall of Tongji University, guided by the Ministry of Education's Language Use Division, as part of the“Chinese Language and Character Digital Museum.”（https://szyb.smartedu.cn）
Oct/2023 “Spirits on Turtle Shells and Ox Bones” Oracle Bone Inscriptions Picture Book Exhibition displayed at the Yin Xu Oracle Bone Inscription Pit Hall (Liu Zhao as Co-curator).
Sep/2023 “Spirits on Turtle Shells and Ox Bones” Oracle Bone Inscriptions Picture Book Launch Event and Exhibition Opening Ceremony, Academic Symposium on Oracle Bone Inscription Research and Innovative Communication (Liu Zhao as Co-curator).
Jul/2023 Type design for the logo of Orchid Award
(Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao Studio)
Sep/2021-Feb/2022 VI design for the "10th Anniversary of Bangkok Center for Chinese culture" (Liu Zhao as art director, Liu Zhao's studio team design)
2019-2021 24th Winter Olympic Games typeface design project, in charge of the Latin typeface group.
2024 Design,Typography,etc, A Handbook, LIU Zhao and CHEN Yue, Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House
2023 Way of Type: Modernisation of Chinese Typography, edited by Yue Jieqiong and Liu Zhao, Hebei Education Publishing House
Jan/2023 The Chinese Typewriter: A History, reviewer: LIU Zhao and ZHU Kui, Guangxi Normal University Press. July（November）2023, it has been printed for the third (Fourth)time.
Oct/2022 The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing, reviewed by Liu Zhao and Kwat Ulan, Zhejiang People's Publishing House
Aug/2021 Counterpunch: Making type in the sixteenth century designing typefaces now, Peking University Press, (Jointly recommended by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Reading University, and the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).)translated by SHUI Yangshan,
LIU Zhao, and TENG Xiaobo, and selected as "Best designed books from China" for the year of 2021.
2020 Chinese logotype article published in "Logo: the face of branding" published in the United States (co-author).
Jun/2020 "The Typographic Grid"
Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House (reviewer)
Jul/2019 Article published in "TYPOGRAPHIC presentation Ⅲ" Fujian Fine Arts Publishing House (co-author)
Jul/2019 Article published in "Elegance of Hanzi"
CITIC Publishing House (co-author)
Dec/2018 "How To Create Typefaces" CITIC Publishing House (reviewer)
(Jointly recommended by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Reading University, and the Association Typographique Internationale(ATypI).)
May/2018 "Shaping Text" CITIC Press (reviewer)(Jointly recommended by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Reading University, and the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).)
Jul/2017 Liu Zhao's online course "Chinese Typography Design" was released.
Sep/2018 "BRAND Creative Presentation V"
Boyuan International Book Publishing House (co-author)
Jan/2018 Works were published by "TYPOGRAPHIC presentation II"
Fujian Fine Arts Publishing House
2015 Works included in "TYPOGRAPHIC presentation I"
Fujian Fine Arts Publishing House
2016 Article published in 365Typo "étapes, Paris"
2015 work included in "2015 International Design Exhibition, KSBDA
(Korea Society of Basic Design and Art)"
Feb/2023 "Back to the Future: Research on Nushu Type Design and the Development", Liu Zhao and Jiang Zhaoqin, Decoration
Jun/2022 "The Six Points - A Brief Introduction to Chinese Type Design from the Glossary", Art & Design
Apr/2022 "Chinese Type Anatomy"in Building Ligatures: the power of type
Oct/2022 "Tangut Type Research and Noto Serif Tangut Redesign", Printing Culture, Liu Zhao and Yang Xicheng
2019 "The Appearance and Behind of Chinese Typography Design" published in East Asian Typography Practice published in Korea
2016 "Back to the Future: Exploring Chinese Typography Design", Chinese Art Newspaper, Issue 40
Aug/2013 "The appearance and behind of Chinese character type design",
Art of Design, Issue 4
Sep/2012 "History and Methods of Chinese Type Design" published in Design Forum, Nanjing University Press (co-author).
2007 PhD thesis,"Research on the Development, Design and Application of Chinese Typography"
(I) Individual or Liu Zhao Studio Awards
Nov/2023 Oracle Bone Inscriptions Picture Book 'The Stories on Faces' selected for the 10th National Book Design Art Exhibition (Lead by Liu Zhao).
Nov/2023 ‘The Chinese Typewriter: A History’edited by Liu Zhao and reviewed by Zhu Kui was honored with the ‘Annual Top Ten Good Books’and the‘Annual Good Book Award - Judge's Award’at the 24th Shenzhen Reading Month.
The book received accolades for its content, writing structure, and layout design, earning the top position in the Top Ten Good Books selection.
Oct/2023 The '24 Solar Terms - Long Year Dragon Posters of San Mountain and Wu Garden' won the first prize in the 2024 Global Auspicious Zodiac Design Competition (Jia Chen Dragon Year), under the San Mountain and Wu Garden Special Design Unit. Liu Zhao served as the Art Director and contributed to the creation of two among them.
Oct/2023 'Innovate & Inherit - Hanyi Fifth FontStar Design Competition,' Outstanding Instructor Award.
Apr/2023 "Noto Fangsong Khitan Small Script" won TDCT "Typographic Excellence".
Aug/2022 Founder Type Design Competition, Outstanding Instructor Award.
May/2021 "Noto Traditional Nushu" won the D&AD 2021 Wooden Pencil.
Oct/2021 Noto Traditional Nushu received the Second Prize in the 5th 'Zicool' Typography Art Design Competition.
2018 "East Asian Typography Practice"
won the 25th Korea Publishing Review Award.
Oct/2017 "International Competition Chinese Designer's Works Exhibition" Award of Excellence, Beijing International Design Week
2016 The course of "Type Design" was awarded as excellent course CAFA.
Sep/2014 The 'Heaps of Brocade and Ash' series was shortlisted in the 12th National Art Exhibition.
2010 and 2018 The course 'Fundamentals of Form' (as one of the team) was recognized as an outstanding course at the CAFA
Sep-Nov/2009 The series' script feast - The desire for food and sex is part of human nature' was shortlisted in the 11th National Art Exhibition.
2005 The Color Education Award of the China Popular Color Association (as one of the team), China Popular Color Association.
Jun/2023 Song Peilin graduation design work "Tangut"won CAFA theme creation award;
Jul/2023 Latin type design work of Zhao Xutengqi, Zhang Yiming, Liu Xiangning, Yang Yuxin, Zhou Fangtong and Li Ruoyi was shortlisted for the 5th "Font Star" Design Competition.
Apr/2022 Shuhui Li, Wantong Yu, and Chuchu Li's Latin type design work won the Excellence Award (1) and Finalist Award (2) in the 11th Founder Type Design Competition.
Jun/2021 Kwat Ulan graduation design work "Kazakh Script Design" won CAFA theme creation award;
Sep/2021 Kwat Ulan graduation design work "Kazakh Script Design" was selected as one of the top 10 in Graduate360°Magazine;
Sep/2021 Noto Serif Tangut was selected for "Changshana Design Award", Design Consultant: Liu Zhao; Designers: Yang Xisheng and Song Peilin;
Oct/2021 Noto Serif Tangut won the third prize in the 5th "Coolwords" Typography Art Design Competition.
2018, 2022, 2023 The three recommended students pursuing master's degrees at the University of Reading, Cheng Xunchang, Yang Xicheng, and Kwat Ulan, respectively received the Outstanding Graduates awards.
Dec/2023 Attend the Stanford University (Face/Interface: Global Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction), published with Jiang Zhaoqin(An Introduction to Oracle-Bone Script Design and Encoding: Stories from the Creation of Oracle-Bone Illustrated Books)
Oct/2023 Attended the sub-forum "The Way of Type" at the 2023 China (Anyang) International Chinese Character Conference, delivered a joint presentation with Feng Ye and Xiang Hua.
May/2023 Liu Zhao, Jiang Zhaoqin（Kushim）and Zhang Congyu, ATypI Paris
2023, "Chinese Ethnic Typography—Noto Fangsong Khitan Small Script"
Dec/2021 Liu Zhao, Yang Xiecheng and Song Peilin participated in the 2021 ATypI,”Tangut Typefaces Research and The Redesign of Noto Serif Tangut”
Oct/2021 Liu Zhao, Yang Xicheng and Song Peilin participated in the theme forum of "Chinese Characters Transformation of Cultural Heritage" at China (Anyang) International Conference of Chinese Characters.
Oct/2020 ATypI 2020 All Over,"ATypI China Annual Report 2015-2020"，and along with Chen Yongcong and Jiang Zhaoqin, delivered presentation "Digitalized Design for Nushu Script: Noto Traditional Nushu".
Nov/2019 2019 China (Anyang) International Chinese Character Conference
Aug/2019 International Design Education Expo & Conference, IDEEC (San Jose, USA)
Sep/2019 The first Fête des Caractères Chinois.
Dec/2017 "Face/Interface, Type Design and Human-Computer Interaction Beyond the Western World", Stanford University, USA
Sep/2017 2017 China (Anyang) International Conference of Chinese Characters
Feb/2017 Publishing - The World of Typography CJK Academic Forum, Korean Information Society,Seoul, Korea
Oct/2015 The World of Typography CJK Academic Forum, Xi'an Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sep/2012 ATypI Hong Kong, China
Nov/2023 A presentation titled "Typography Design in Oracle-Bone Script Illustrated Books" at the 2023 Academic Seminar of the Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China Conference
Oct/2023 A recorded lecture titled "Typography Design in a Multicultural Fusion Context" was presented at the Second Session of the 2023 Beijing Youth Design Salon. It has garnered over 210,000 views on platforms including Douyin, Kuaishou, Video Number, and Art Headlines Network.
Sep/2023 A presentation was delivered at the Academic Seminar on the Research and Innovative Communication of Oracle Bone Inscriptions titled "Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones."
Sep/2023 A presentation was delivered at the "Way of Type: The Modern Path of Chinese Typography Art Exhibition" and the associated seminar at Jilin Academy of Arts.
Aug/2023 Delivered a presentation titled "Multicultural Fusion in Typography Design" at the Yuanmingyuan Cultural and Creative Competition Celebrity Sharing Session, with 120,000 views.
Jul/2023 Liu Zhao and Jiang Zhaoqin（Kushim） participated in the Symposium on Chinese Ethnic Ancient Script Literature and the Study of Chinese Common Language and Dialect.
Jul/2023 Gave a lecture for the National Art Fund's 2023 Art Talent Development Subsidy Project, "Innovative Design and Knowledge Service Talent Training."
Aug/2022 Attend the Cross-Strait Higher Education (Beijing) Summit Forum
Nov/2021 Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China Conference
May/2021 Liu Zhao and Yang Xicheng spoke at the 13th Academic conference on Printing Culture,"Research on Tangut Script and Redesign of Noto Serif Tangut".
Dec/2020 Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China Conference
Oct/2019 "Creative Communication and New Trends in the Development of the Advertising Industry"，Beijing University, School of Journalism and Communication.
Dec/2018 "Back to the Future - Creative Design of Chinese Characters & Typography in the Age of Digital Media" , School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing University.
Nov/2018 "The First Forum on Creative Communication and Disciplinary Frontiers", School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University, China.
Nov/2018 "2018 International Forum on Hanzi Creative Industry and Preparatory Meeting of Hanzi Alliance".
Oct/2018 Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China Conference
Jun/2018 Participated in the "2018 Media Arts Education and the Asian Community of Shared Destiny" conference on development planning and legal affairs at the Communication University of China.
Sep/2017 Chinese Character Form Information Professional Committee of Chinese Information Processing Society of China Conference
Sep/2023 Served as a reviewer for the Cultural Industries Sub-Forum "Technology Generation and Creative Expression" at the 2023 Peking University International Doctoral Forum in Arts.
2022-2023 Served as an expert for the graduation proposal and defense of Art Design, Visual Communication, and Media Design at Ningbo University.
2023 D&AD Awards Typography Category Judge
2020 D&AD Awards Typography Category Judge
2019-present Granshan Typeface Design Competition Chinese Script Leader and Judges
2016-2017 Judge, Granshan Typeface Design Competition
International, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
2023 "Way of Type: Modernisation of Chinese Typography" was exhibited at at the University of Reading, United Kingdom; Welgemeend Function and Conference Venue, Cape Town, South Africa; Hunan University, Gwangju, South Korea; and the International Esperanto Congress in Turin, Italy, respectively.
Oct-Dec/2017 "Words in Characters, Books as Vehicles", a group exhibition by Chinese and American artists, East Asia Library, Stanford University
Jun/2018 Outdoor Poster Exhibition, Group Exhibition of Chinese Graphic Poster Design, Bardejov, Slovakia
Jun-Jul/2017 "Sino-Polish Visual Design Exhibition", CSK Pavilion, Lublin, Poland.
Nov/2015 "International Design Exhibition 2015", Korea Society of Basic Design and Art(KSBDA), Seoul National University, Korea
Nov-Dec/2023 Oracle Bone Inscriptions Picture Book 'The Stories on Faces' participated in the 10th National Book Design Art Exhibition at the Shanghai Library.
Jul/2023 The Museum of Chinese Press and Publication opened, and the work Noto Traditional Nushu was a permanent exhibit in the Art and Design Gallery.
Dec/2023 The "24 Solar Terms Three Mountains and Five Gardens Dragon Year Poster" won the award at the 2024 Global Auspicious Zodiac Design Competition and was exhibited at the Chang'an Grand Theatre.
2023 Cultural and creative designs participated in the China International Fair for Trade in Services (Liu Zhao Studio).
Sep-Sep/2014 The series of works "Heaps of Brocade and Ash" was shortlisted in the 12th National Art Exhibition.
Sep-Nov/2009 The work "Feast of Hanzi - food, sex and nature" series was shortlisted in the 11th National Art Exhibition, Guanshanyue Museum, Shenzhen, China
Feb/2023-Mar/2023 "Noto Traditional Nushu" was exhibited in the 4th China Design Exhibition and Public Art Thematic Exhibition
2023 "Way of Type: Modernisation of Chinese Typography" was exhibited at the Art Museum of Institute of Creativity and Innovation, Xiamen University, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, the Museum of Tongji University, Shanghai, and the Jilin University of The Art, Changchun, Jilin Province, respectively.
2022 "Way of Type: Modernisation of Chinese Typography" has been exhibited at the Museum of Chinese Characters in Anyang, Henan Province, the Art Museum of Nanjing Art Institute in Jiangsu Province, 751D·PARK in Beijing, the exhibition halls of Ningbo University and Huzhou Shanlian Chinese Character Art Research Institute and Shanlian Art Museum in Huzhou in Zhejiang Province, the Art Museum of Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Shandong Province
Dec/2021 Curated video for the documentary film Chinese Typewriter, completed in 2023
Dec/2022-Feb/2023 Bilingual Manchu-Chinese Twenty-four Solar Terms Poster exhibited in "Exhibition Associated with the the Old Summer Palace and (Chengde) Mountain Resort", the Zuishang building of Zhengjue Temple in the Yuanmingyuan (Liu Zhao's studio)
Sep/2017 Beijing International Design Week "International Competition Chinese Designers' Works Exhibition"
Jul/ 2019 Qingdao Centenary Art and Design Exhibition, China
Dec/2021 "Zhongshan State Script in International Perspective", Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
Nov-Dec/2013 CAFA Teachers' Creative Work Exhibition, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China
Curating Academic Activities
Nov/2023 Curated the Monotype Library Autumn Tour at the Central Academy of Fine Arts station in Beijing.
October/2023 Curated the parallel forum 'Way of Type' and co-curated 'Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Oracle-Bone Script Illustrated Book Exhibition' at the 2023 China (Anyang) International Conference on Chinese Characters. Also organized the 'Visiting Campus with Domestic and International Guests and Series of Open Lectures on Chinese Character Thinking.' The live guided tour and open lectures garnered a total of over 110,000 views.
Sep/2023 The debut and exhibition of 'Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones,' an oracle-bone script illustrated book, along with the 'Heart Orchid Reading' live guided tour, were held at Sun Yirang's former residence in Ruian. Additionally, the academic seminar 'Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones: Research and Innovative Communication of Oracle-Bone Script' took place at the Ruian City Library, where Liu Zhao served as the planner and co-curator.
2022 A series of Way of Type forums were held, namely " Revival and Technology Migration（Nanjing）", " Traceability and Expansion（Ningbo）", "Typography Design and Technological Innovation(Beijing)", "Hanzi Culture and Reading Promotion (Qingdao)".
2023 Curate a series of Way of Type forums and exhibitions, Xiamen University School of Creativity and Innovation (Zhangzhou) and the Jilin University of The Art (Changchun) respectively.
Dec/2021 I curated the documentary video 'Chinese Typewriter,' which was completed in 2023.
2017, 2019，2021 Curate the theme forums, exhibitions and carnivals of China (Anyang) International Conference of Chinese Characters.
2015，2018 Way of Type including the exhibition of works of the Font Star Competition and the Founder Award, Lettering of Republic of China, Anschlag Berlin Posters Exhibition, the exhibition of "The World of Latin Type", and New York TDC 62. At the same time, a series of activities such as conferences on typography, type design workshops and lectures are also held.
Jun/2021 "Type on the Tip of the Tongue - Beijing Food Culture and Typography" course exhibition at Chunmingyi Bookstore, Capital Library (Beijing).
Sep/2016 Organised the MonoType TypeMeet Beijing Seminar, with over 600 people on site.
Mar/2016 Font Star Competition Seminar, CAFA, Beijing, China
Nov/2015 "Workshop on Traditional Writing Experience of Typography", co-sponsored by CAFA Chinese Character Art Research Centre and Shanghai Public Art Collaboration and Innovation Centre (PACC).
2009，2014 Liu Zhao was in charge of the 5th and 7th Founder Award Design Competition, Forum, Ceremony, and the exhibition of Founder Award.
Dec/2023 The 'Way of Type: Modernisation of Chinese Typography' art exhibition at Tongji University's digital exhibition hall will be launched online on the 'China Language and Character Digital Museum (referred to as 'Yu Bo')' website, guided by the Department of Pragmatics of the Ministry of Education. The exhibition will be permanently displayed.
Oct/2023 Participated as the planner and designer in the live event 'An Yang Cloud of Folk Culture,' themed 'Mysterious Dialogue! Central Academy of Fine Arts' First Original Oracle-Bone Illustrated Book: A Dialogue Across Three Millennia.' The broadcast received 88,000 views.
Oct/2023 Participated as a co-curator in the live event 'An Yang Cloud of Folk Culture' at the Anyang Yinxu Ruins, titled 'Opening Ceremony of the Oracle-Bone Illustrated Book Exhibition: 'Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones.' The broadcast received nearly 80,000 views.March 2021, ATypI country delegates annual reporting document 2016-2020.
Sep/2023 Participated as a co-curator in the 'Heart Orchid Reading' - Guided Tour of 'Spirits on Turtle Shells and Cattle Bones' - Oracle-Bone Script Illustrated Book Exhibition. Also, in March 2021, contributed to the International Association of Typeface Designers' annual report as the national representative for the years 2016 to 2020.
2019 Curated Diego Vainesman,information design expert Sung Hwan Jang’s keynote presentation at Salon IX.
2016, 2018，2019 I assisted Professor Gerry Leonidas of the University of Reading as a translator and teaching assistant for the GTi Courses on Typography and other academic activities.
Aug/2017 Participated in the translation of the APP Glyphs, which was released in Chnese by FounderType.
2017-present She has been working with TypeTogether for teaching as well as commercial promotion in China, and together with FounderType has served companies such as Geely, Air China, ByteDance, and done Latin consulting for Changan Automobile and Meituan.
May/2019 Attended TypeTogether's annual gathering in Vicchio (Italy).
Jul-Aug/2017 Attended workshop "letterpress printing" led by Prof. Rudolf Barmettler at the University of the Arts Zurich (Switzerland).
Mar/2016 Attended the workshop by Mr.Osamu Torinoumi (Japan).
Jul/2015 Attended the 2015 TDI at University of Reading.