Los Angeles, US &
Beijing, CN

Nod Young (born 1979) is an art director and designer who studied at the Academy of Arts & Design and currently resides and works in both Beijing and Los Angeles. In 2015, he founded the studio A Black Cover Design in Beijing, offering brand design, visual system, and art guidance services to clients. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned brands like Nike, Apple, Disney, Coca-Cola, and Cartier, and has earned prestigious awards such as the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards, HKDA GDA Silver and Jury Award, Red Dot Award, Cannes Golden Lion Award, and Venice Excellence Design Award.

Recently, Nod has focused on brand design within the consumer goods sector, advocating for the "Democratization of Design." Within the Chinese consumer market, particularly with new brands, Nod plays a vital role. The brands they have served have amassed a combined market value exceeding billions of dollars, leaving a profound impact on the new generation of consumers.


Jury  GDC, Shenzhen, 2023 CN
Jury  TOKYO TDC, Tokyo, 2021 JP
Jury  New York ADC, Young Guns 19, New York, 2021 US
Jury  Top Awards, Tokyo, 2020 JP
Jury  Hiiibrand Awards 13th, 2022 CN
Jury  Young Battle Awards 4th, 2023 CN
Jury  8th Founder Type Fonts Design Award, Beijing, 2018 CN

Tokyo Type Directors Club, TDC Prize, Tokyo, 2018 JP
HKDA GDA Sliver & Jury Award, Hong Kong, 2019 CN
La Biennale di Venezia, Design Excellence Award, Venice, 2014 IT
Red Dot Award: Communication Design, 2012 GE
Cannes Lions 2011, Gold Lion, 2011 FR


Adidas (2010), American Express Bank (2011), Brown University (2006-2008), Converse (2011-2012), Cartier (2021), Disney (2012), DKNY (2013), FIAT (2011), Greenpeace (2007-2009), HSBC (2009), Johnson & Johnson (2008), Lining (2010-2011), McDonalds (2009-2010), Mercedes-Smart (2008), Nestle (2008), Microsoft (2007-2011), Nike (2010-2021), Nokia (2006-2008), Porsche (2009), Red Bull (2012), Societe Generale (2009), Symantec (2008), Vancl (2013), Yale University (2006-2007), etc.

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