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2019 Applied Arts Illustration and Photography winners annual.

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We finally got a copy of the latest Applied Arts Illustration and Photography annual along with our certificates (which we’ll be sending out to our clients at Deloitte Canada, Kabam Games Inc. and Perkins + Will next week – one of many perks you get working with us!). We are so happy and grateful for being recognized among our peers and for all the hard work we put into the work we do for our clients. Congrats to all the winners and especially to our studio mate, Hubert Kang for also winning multiple awards for his photography work! Shout out to our Studio Manager, Aiken Lao for not only her amazing hand modelling role in the photo above but also for her amazing project management skills for the Kabam mural job.

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Featured in Applied Art’s Creative Futures ‘Career in The Visual Arts’ magazine.

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Happy to have our studio featured on Applied Arts latest issue of Creative Futures ‘Careers in the Visual Arts’. It’s my subtle way of giving back to the creative community. I’ve always been so grateful for all the advice and mentorship I got from all the amazing people in my life especially from my mentor Glen Hunt. He used to pull up a chair to my desk after work and would coach me on what my strengths and weaknesses are and what I should be focussing on.

Over 14 years ago, I worked for Glen at Dentsu BOS Canada as an art director working on brands like Lexus, Toyota trucks, Canon, Vespa and more in Toronto. During that time I learned so much from him within just 2 short years and I feel like I have this duty to help inspire and mentor the next generation of creatives.

So it’s no surprise that I am very excited to have Emily Rose intern with us at the studio through Capilano University’s practicum program. Emily will be our 4th intern since 2015 where she will be helping us on a new mural project in a few weeks and officially start her practicum with us in Feb of 2019.

Earlier this year we signed on Aiken Lao and little did we know that she turned out to be one of the best decisions we made this year at the studio. Aiken went from intern to a full-time contractor within less than a year and next month she will officially move up to her new title Studio Manager. Her role will be managing all projects coming in for us, Hubert Kang Photography and Annie Chen at Lemoni. We’ll be doing a special interview feature on this blog about Aiken soon. Stay tuned! Exciting times ahead.



Applied Arts 2018 Photography & Illustration Annual

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We received our copy in the mail last week. Really proud to be selected again this year, and not that we’re keeping a tab but we think we’ve been fortunate enough to have been selected for 3 consecutive years now. We really do take so much pride in all the work we do and that’s why we turn down a lot of projects that don’t fit our ‘fun’ criteria to make sure everything we do is award worthy for all our clients.

Applied Arts Illustration Awards: CMPNY Vancouver Mural.

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Happy to see all the winners on the Applied Arts Illustration Awards site including our piece for CMPNY. Check out the entire winners galleries here. Congratulations to all the winners!

First award of the year. The Applied Arts 2018 Illustration Annual.

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We’re so pumped to win our first award of the year. Our mural illustration of Vancouver for CMPNY was selected for Applied Art’s 2018 Illustration Annual. Congrats to all the winners! Creative and brand direction by the talented Chris Zawada. Illustration and art direction by yours truly.

A week of wins. Stoked to be selected as a winner for Applied Arts Awards

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2017 has kicked off in the right direction. After learning we got selected as a winner for Communication Art’s illustration awards we got notified this morning that we also picked up an award for Applied Arts 2017 Photography and Illustration Awards. Our work for VEGA HQ mural got selected this year and we’re so grateful and excited! Congratulations to all the other winners out there. Here’s the full winners list: http://www.appliedartsmag.com/thebrief_details/?id=17310

Chinatown Tales series featured in Latest Applied Arts annual.

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Proud to have my Chinatown Tales illustration series selected in the latest Applied Arts Illustration annual.

Year: 2016
Category: Retail Applications (Illustration) – Series
Title: Chinatown Tales

Chinatown Tales is a series of postcards that explore the kaleidoscopic enclave of shops in Vancouver’s historical Chinatown and how they have influenced some of the neighbourhood’s most significant changemakers. Illustrator Chairman Ting brings these stories to life, inspiring the uninitiated to explore the historic neighbourhood and find a story their own. See entire illustration series here, Read More »