Olivia Ting


Formerly a pre-med science major at Pomona College, Olivia went on to a second degree in graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and then headed off to New York where she worked for agencies and various boutiques. But her interest in visual communication as a storytelling vehicle about the human condition brought her back to her science background, classical piano training and ballet.

Coming back to San Francisco, Olivia’s work has expanded to photography and video in collaboration with movement-based performers. Recently, she collaborated with Lenora Lee Dance, who was an Artist in Residence at San Francisco deYoung Museum. There, Olivia designed video installations that were projection-mapped onto five surfaces in the center foyer of the Museum. The piece premiered in November of 2013.

In addition to theater work, Olivia continues to work as a graphic and video media designer. Some of her clients include San Francisco Dance Center, San Francisco Performances, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum. She was commissioned to design a permanent exhibit video projection for Oakland Museum of California’s Natural History Gallery.

Olivia has been nominated two times for the Isadora Duncan Award for Visual Design and she is a recent grant recipient of San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Commission for 2015-2016.