Shan Jiang and Ying Wu set out in 2016 to create Pig , Chicken & Cow together in London.
Shan Jiang was born in Shanghai in 1979. He completed an MA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 and worked for ILoveDust as Lead Designer from 2005–12. He went on to become the third partner at design company Shotopop, in London, where he has worked for numerous high profile clients includes Nordstrom, Nike, Folio Society, Johnnie Walker and many more.
Ying Wu graduated with a Bachelor honours degree in textile design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2010, and a Master degree in textile print from Royal College of Art (2012). She won the pattern price from Texprint 2012 and Timney Pattern Award in the same year. She has many experiences working with various brands and industries. Brands and companies that she collaborated with includes Sportmax, Habitat, Diesel, Kappa, De Le Cuona, Waddesdon Manner and many others. She was also employed as a print designer for fashion brands like Alexander McQueen (2014-1015) and H&M (2012-2014).
Shan and Ying’s works have been exhibited in many galleries and exhibitions in Europe and Asia, including Saatchi Gallery, Selfridges London and Art Projects Gallery Hong Kong.
Their’s work is strongly influenced by their home city of Shanghai; its skyscrapers and bungalows, contemporary concepts and traditional superstitions, communist ideology and flourishing subcultures. They have been inspired by Chinese Meticulous Art, Ukiyo-e, Bauhaus, Durer, Jean Giraud, Eduardo Paolozzi.
They live and work in London.