In 1999, we made history by forever changing the way we communicate with the creation of Emojis. And today, we chose to celebrate the mark of 1 million followers on \our LinkedIn, using this universal language, we demonstrate our feelings by expressing in the best way, with them, the 😁💙🎉🦾.

We've invited Yiying Lu, an award-winning artist (who created the official 🦚 & 🥟 emojis) whose life purpose is to unify the dualities between Art & Technology, Business & Culture, beauty and meaning, work and life, to make an emoji celebrating 1 Million followers, the one you can see at the top of the page 🥳 and, Yiying Lu presented us, us at NTT DATA and our followers, with 4 of his beautiful artworks, which you can choose below and download.

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Yiying Lu

Born and raised in Shanghai 🇨🇳, educated in Sydney 🇦🇺, and London 🇬🇧, and currently based in San Francisco 🇺🇸, Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, educator, and TEDx speaker.

She was named one of the “Fast Company Most Creative People in Business”, Microsoft's “Top 10 Leader in Innovation”, and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design. Yiying has created iconic artworks seen by billions of people, including the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O'Brien Pale Whale, the Chinese Paper-cut Style Mickey Mouse for the Disney Shanghai opening, and the dumpling 🥟, boba tea🧋, takeout box 🥡, fortune cookie 🥠, chopsticks 🥢 and peacock 🦚 emojis used by billions of people.

She runs a San Francisco-based innovation studio with corporate clients, including Apple, Google, Linkedin, Airbnb, and Adobe. Previously, she was a Global Creative Director at venture firm 500 Global, where she built brands for hundreds of startups. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC. Her name “Yiying” means “Happy & Creative” in Chinese, and she wishes to bring more happiness and creativity to the world.

To learn more about the artist's work, click here