Friday, April 28, 2017

Asian OCAD student’s mock resumé forces others ‘to see who I am’- TORONTO STAR

Originally published:  APril 27, 2017

Many of the pieces in the OCAD’s graduate exhibition showcase the cultural diversity and experiences of the graduating class.

Stein Wang has a resumé that cannot be overlooked.

Part irony and part political statement against employers’ hesitance to interview and hire candidates with Asian names, the OCAD University industrial design graduate has created a resumé that confronts hiring managers’ biases against jobseekers with non-Anglicized names.

To be able to read Wang’s curriculum vitae, viewers must stretch their eyes outward with their hands in order to be able to recognize the letters in a font that he developed that can only be properly viewed through what he calls the “slanty eyes” that most Asians have.