Dan Chen




Design Direction



When director, Dan Chen, wrote me about designing titles, graphics and key art for his short documentary, it was an immediate yes. In it, he follows the ‘Dragon Combat Club’, a grassroots self-defense organization formed in the wake of brutal anti-Asian attacks in NYC. The film they made explores community solidarity, self-expression, and the fundamental right to be safe.

As a person of Asian heritage living in NYC during the pandemic and had felt the wave of anti-Asian sentiment that followed, it meant a lot to be able to contribute design to a film that resonated with me very personally.


Select stills of typography from the film: subtitles, lower thirds, end credits.