I was commissioned by art director Marta Grossi of ArtAsiaPacific Magazine to come up with a small spot illustration for a column on identity written by artist, designer & MIT Media Lab assistant professor Sputniko!. The article touched on how creativity can influence the development of gene technology, and how creative thinking can open up ways of thinking about identities in general.
The brief was to come up with a simple illustration – the concept was up to me.
December 2015 A personal project inspired by Art Nouveau posters & 1960s illustration. The full series & process can be found here.
Thai-Style Quinoa Salad
January 2017 A recipe by my mother, illustrated by me and published on Foodie, a Hong Kong-based F&B Magazine.
Urban Tails Paintings
The original pieces, completed with watercolour, acrylic inks & colour pencils, were part of a series I exhibited for my March 2018 group show "Urban Tails," which explored the theme of animals in the city, and blending wildlife with urban life. In my particular series I wanted to represent the relationship between hip, modern girls, and their pet companions.
December 2016 An illustration of my room for the December issue of Fleet Magazine.
October 2018 Ink on Paper
For this year’s inktober challenge, I decided to focus my energy on just a few, carefully executed pieces, including some GIFs.
Hong Kong Street Noms
These Hong Kong street food themed stickers were commissioned by Not A Basement Studio, to be used for Fuzel Collage, a photo-accessorising app. The style was to be cute and witty. See the whole process here.
BAO Down 2 Me! January 2018
Fun, loveable, mischievous BAO character screen printed locally on 100% ring-spun combed organic cotton. The idea came from one of my many giggle-worthy, silly day dreams. The final design was carefully drawn, then painted with black acrylic ink, before being scanned in and transferred to Adobe Illustrator, where it was vectorised into a clean & multipurpose design. Available in big print or adorable "pocket size."
I was invited to take part as an artist & craft vendor at this year’s CultureFest 2018, hosted by PLUG magazine. The aim of the event was to uplift and celebrate the voices of underrepresented minorities in Hong Kong, such as LGBT and migrant workers.
Since it was a cause close to my heart, I set out to create a water colour piece to celebrate the simplicity, purity & joy of love – no matter what it may look like. This I reproduced into postcards and pitched as a poster for the event.
In addition to that, I also created “GAY HK” buttons for anyone wanting to represent the LGBT community in our city.
February 2018 - Present Personal series of illustrations created in Procreate/iPad Pro. Not assigned to any particular illustration market yet, but working on it!
I wanted to mix my cute characters with images of strong, sassy women, in a dreamy, pattern-like & eye-catching manner. Cute with attitude.