Super fresh mural up by Green Horn Cafe, beside our studio by J Nasty.

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New mural up temporarily by J Nasty before new windows get installed at Green Horn Cafe.

Loved seeing this rad piece in person when I came in the studio this morning done by Jeremy Wong. It’ll only be up for another 3-4 weeks before it’s taken down for the installation of new windows, so be sure to come check it out in person at Green Horn Cafe.

Friday mood. Doodles before our second meeting of the day.

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5.5″ x 4″ Ink on Muji note paper.

While I wait for my Apple Pencil to charge and with just minutes to kill before our second meeting of the day I doodled this little guy. Happy Friday the 13th everyone!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 2020 Applied Arts Advertising Awards Winner.

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Winner Number/Title/Category
A-097: SNOOP UNCORKED [20244-009 – AD/17 Point-of-Purchase – Single

Extremely proud and excited to announce our recent work for 19 Crimes x Snoop Dogg picked was selected as a winner for this year’s Applied Arts advertising awards. Big ups to the entire team who helped make this project a reality.

Click here for full project details and credits.

Winner Number/Title/Category
A-097: SNOOP UNCORKED [20244-009 – AD/17 Point-of-Purchase – Single

FULL CREDITS

Art and Design Chairman Ting

Project Managed Aiken Lao

Director and DP Hubert Kang

Video production Kindred and Scout

Photography Hubert Kang Photography

Social Strategy Leah Gregg

Video production Kindred and Scout

Director and DP Hubert Kang

Producer Amy Jones

Editor Mike Southworth & Raffy Espiritu

Sound Mix & Master Mike Southworth

Music Paul Chin & Mike Southworth

3D Rendering Gamomo Creative Lab

3D Sculpture 3D Custom Foam

Platform Design Willow & Stump

Location Tangible Studio

Art curator Ashley McKenzie Barnes

PR Agency CRAFT PR

Client Mark Anthony Wine & Spirts

New hand-painted 8 x 8 piece for an upcoming charity art auction.

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Sneak peek into my latest hand-painted piece called ‘Silver Shredders’. This piece is for an upcoming charity art show which I’ll post up details once I’m allowed to. Painted with Molotow street paint on an acrylic base coat with liquid chrome highlights throughout. The 8″ x 8″canvas is made out of wood that sits 1.5″ deep. This was a super fun quick piece that I freehanded without any pre-planning (my favourite type of approaches).

This piece is also stamped and signed with a fun secret bonus illustration in the back just for shits and giggles.

Applied Arts, Speaker Series: Aiken Lao, First Year On The Job.

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Aiken Lao is the studio manager at Vancouver’s Chairman Ting Industries and a freelance illustrator/graphic designer. She is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia’s business program, specializing in marketing. Aiken will discuss her first year as an intern at Chairman Ting, the technology they incorporate into their designs, and notable projects they’ve worked on at the studio. She will also be sharing job hunting tips and how business can be combined with creativity.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 3:00-3:30 PM EST
Session focus: Technology at work + Job hunting tips


Our very own Aiken Lao will be speaking for Applied Arts Speaker Series. She’s our amazing studio manager that helps manage and traffic projects for both Hubert Kang and myself at the studio. She’s proven to be an invaluable asset over the past 2.5 years. She first started at the studio as an intern at the beginning of 2018 and by the end of the year, Hubert and I decided to hire her full time as our studio manager where she has helped out with projects for Fairmont Hotels, Nike, Porsche Canada, Kabam Games, 19 Crimes x Snoop Dogg and much more. Aiken has helped pick up a few Applied Arts awards in between for many projects she has helped manage and produce. Check out the full line up of speakers here.

She’ll give you the full low down. The good, the bad and the ugly. We’re all very proud of all her achievements within such a short period of time. Here’s a fun little interview we did with her back in March of 2019.

Check out her work here.

Last chance to grab ‘It Takes A Village’ print in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

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Last chance to pick up this It Takes A Village art print in collaboration with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. We’ve raised over $140,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Sales are officially ending this week, October 31.

Get yours now here.

Thank you to everyone who bought a print and of course to our real hero, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Standing desks and skateboards in the studio.

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When no one is at the studio while saving down 80+ MB Adobe Illustrator files that take over 2 minutes to save on my maxed out 2018 Apple Macbook Pro, I coast around on my skateboard like a genie. And yes, I’m not impressed with the performance of my Macbook Pro.

It’s been a crazy month of heavy production work but excited to see everything coming together for our current art installation project for Kabam Games in Vancouver in collaboration with the folks at Perkins + Will. This project has been in the works since the early days of the Pandemic and I can’t wait until I’m able to share the work we’ve been doing.