Vice President, Visual Storytelling
Chin Wang was promoted to be vice president, visual storytelling in ESPN’s creative studio department in September 2021. Wang, who joined ESPN in 2012 as senior art director of ESPN The Magazine, had previously served 11 months as senior director, visual storytelling.
Wang leads a team of visual journalists, photo editors, web developers, designers, concept artists and animators whose work reaches every platform of ESPN. In this role, she is responsible for editorial design and photography on the ESPN website and app, including custom microsites, special projects, branding, key art, illustration and data visualization. She also manages the team that concepts, designs and directs television graphics packages from studio shows to live events across all its networks as well as ESPN+ and 30 for 30 Films & Originals. In addition, she defines the visual identity for Andscape (formerly The Undefeated).
After her first position at ESPN the Magazine, Wang became its creative director in 2014 and senior creative director in 2015. That year, her scope was expanded to include multi-platform content design for ESPN Digital and Print. Under Wang’s leadership, her team has won dozens of awards from the Society of Publication Design, Best American Infographics, Society of News Design, American Illustration, Editor & Publisher, American Photography, National Association of Black Journalists, National Headliner Awards, Associated Press Sports Editors, Communication Arts, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Promax and The Webbys. Wang was inducted into Folio’s Editorial and Creative Hall of Fame in 2018.
In 2019, she took on creative oversight of what was then The Undefeated, now (as of March 2022) Andscape. In 2020, with the newly established ESPN Creative Studio, the company’s centralized creative group, Wang added television to her portfolio. She now leads the strategy to unify linear, digital and ESPN+ creative to optimize the work across platforms and be more agile with the changing priorities and needs of ESPN and Disney.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in graphic design, Wang started her career at the Orlando Sentinel in visual journalism as an infographic artist before heading to Boston. First, she served as design director at Boston Globe Magazine for two years before a stint at Boston Magazine in the same position that included its affiliated publications, Boston Home, Boston Weddings and New England Travel.