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18 October 2015

I want to be an influential graphic designer

"Following the objective of improving public health for communities-in-need in the area of sanitation, I envisaged tubing the earth to express the power of plumbing and how water impact the world," says Yin-Ling Wang, the WorldSkills Champion (Chinese Taipei) who designed the emblem for Community Plumbing Challenge and won the "people's choice" public vote during WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.

Yin-Ling is currently in her fourth year studying Visual Communication Design at Ming Chi University of Technology, but she has enjoyed drawing and observing beautifully designed objects since she was a child. "It is wonderful to immerse myself in the brainstorming and creating process," Yin-Ling adds. It was through the recommendation of her high school teacher that Yin-Ling learned about WorldSkills and represented her high school to compete. Unfortunately, she did not qualify on her initial attempt. However, after four years of hard work, preparation, and inspiration from other great designers, Yin-Ling made it to WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 and brought home a Silver Medal in Graphic Design Technology.

"I want to be an influential graphic designer, and attract the public to know me through my work." By creating the emblem for promoting the Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC), which will be recognized in India and across the globe, Yin-Ling is closer to her dream. In partnership with IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) and the World Plumbing Council, WorldSkills Foundation is supporting the CPC which takes place from 2 to 5 November 2015 in the ancient city of Nashik, located in the Northwest corner of India. The sustainable solutions created by the four international teams competing in the Challenge will benefit 500 students at a municipal school in Nashik – School 125 – where the children don't have a reliable water supply or proper facilities for toilet flushing and hand washing.

You can follow the Community Plumbing Challenge on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see the progress and the work from these brilliant young professionals.