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I feel so productive! My first GIF for The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club!

Laolao Handicraft House

Brand Strategist
June 2012

The adorable little shop named Laolao Handicraft House, is home to many collections of handmade goods such as stamps, paper and print products. With the store’s strong emphasis on handicrafts, all of the packaging materials and stationaries were hand-stamped—echoing the handmade quality. The brand was designed to gear towards the young and Western market of the creative sector in China by adopting the made-cuter Victorian style silhouettes look.

The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club
North American Series

Illustrator
May 2012

The good old hot dog for the United States, the utterly sweet maple syrup for Canada, and the hard-shelled taco for Mexico. 

This is the North American series for “The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club”.

The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club
Japanese Series

Illustrator
May 2012

I remembered back in high school, a friend taught me how to draw a “nigiri sushi”. I thought it was rather odd and whimsical as people drew landscape and portraits, but never Japanese food. Never knew drawing food was in the future for me, thank you Harold.

This is the Japanese series for “The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club”.

Yellow Rocks and Salty Water

Designer & Photographer
June 2011 

In the summer of 2010, five friends took an adventure. Voyaging through six states, we set a foot on Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyonming, Utah and Oregon, visiting Yellowstone National Park and the Great Salt Lake. Among us were Jerry Chuang, Novem Fung, Graham DK Lee, Daisy Wu, and lastly me, Andy Wang.

This is the memory of yellow rocks and salty water.

Imprismed

Illustrator
June 2012

Coming home to Canada, I retouched nature. 

Working hard away in Asia for more than an year, nature became minimal and ignored. Aside from going to the office, lifestyle consisted of outings to a mall, a theatre or a restaurant, but never to a park, a lake nor a mountain. I felt imprisoned in a city.

One weekend in Shenzhen, China, I decided to visit the forgotten ocean. I took the subway and rode on a line that went along the coast. Every second stop I’d get out to see if I could spot the rolling sea. That day, I saw no ocean nor sea, even at stations with names roughly translated as “World on the Sea”, “Sea Moon” or “Rear Sea”, water was not in sight.

The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club
Dessert Series

Illustrator
May 2012

The Dessert series came out after the Chinese series. While I was working in China, Western food was rare or rather overpriced to find. After several months of saving up my salary, I started having cake cravings reminiscing the pastries and sweets we have in Vancouver.

This is the Dessert series for “The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club”.

The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club
Chinese Series

Illustrator
May 2012

When I first started working in China, it was difficult to always find people to dine with. Hence I took my sketchbook everywhere, and drew during my meals in restaurants and diners. My drawing habit inspired the creation of the Club, with the shrimp dumpling being my first model. 


This is the Chinese series for “The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club”.

The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club ExhibitionIllustratorMay 2012I love to travel, and I love food.Being a traveler myself, I’ve always been fascinated by the different cuisines offered by the different cultures I encounter during my world journeys. The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club members are reflections of myself. They are there in that culture and melding with the locals by hiding in their food.The Shenzhen OCT Loft planning committee has generously asked for my illustrative series “The Hiding-in-the-Wrong-Place Club” to be exhibited during the Cultural Expo happening in the city. The exhibition will be on display at the OCT Loft T-studios from May 12th to May 21st, 2012.

Untitled

Illustrator
Summer 2011

This series of monsters and creatures is based on playing card numbers. The elephant is Ace, the entwined cranes Two, the rhino triplet Three, the cockroach Six, the seven-eyed fish Seven, the octopus Eight, the ten-headed ostrich Ten and the king is King. 

Memory Posters

Puffant Visual Communications, Shenzhen, China
Chief Designer
Winter 2011

The Memory Posters is an advertisement campaign aimed to evoke memories and to transcend our company’s philosophy of printing our history. The campaign features our range of do-it-yourself products, from photo books to simple print projects. 

Loveletter by Puffant

Puffant Visual Communications, Shenzhen, China
Chief Designer
February 2012

This is a fill-it-out Loveletter for the not-so-romantic; Puffant’s feature product for Valentine’s Day. Designed for people who are not willing to write a full length loveletter, we’ve created a shortcut to your love confession. Happy Valentine’s Day 2012, China.

We have back issue!IdN (International Designer’s Network)Design internSpring 2011"We have back issue!" is designed for the various events and trade shows IdN participates in. The "back issue" is a play-on-word on the aching back (a back issue) and the older volumes of the publication (also called back issues), to advertise the vending of the previous issues of the magazine. This promotional poster was first displayed at Semi-Permanent in Hong Kong during my term at IdN. Semi-Permanent is a platform where creative celebrities like Stefan Sagmeister and John Merrifield took the stage and presented. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in this not-so-cheap event for free. 

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IdN (International Designers Network)
Design intern
Spring 2011

Because of IdN, I experienced my first time working oversea. 

Before I graduated from Emily Carr University, I came across the IdN Magazines and the visual content captivated me. Ever since then, I’d always wanted to check the company out. To my surprise, they were Hong Kong-based. After several emails and a few months, I flew over and breathed the same air as the art director and the designers of this very magazine studio. For two months, I handled the online showcase and created advertisements and illustrated for trade shows and in-house. This internship made me realize my passions and strengthened my interests, and helped me get in touch with the creative forefront. 

Steal WhaleIllustratorMarch 2011I dreamt that once in humanity, no one understood how to give proper births. So mother-wanna-bes stole babies from the wild and taught them to become human. The conscious from the baby monsters eventually grew up thinking they were indeed people, because there were no mirrors for the monsters to see their true selves.When the monsters mature, they started looking for love. No one wanted or could love a monster. And the monsters of course didn’t want to choose other monsters because they saw themselves as human beings. The monsters became unsatisfied with the world of make believes, and people just kept on making up extravagant lies trying to hide the truths. 
Dreamt on March 17, 2011