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Aiken Lao on Collective Arts Brewing.

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We’re so proud to see Aiken’s work featured on Collective Arts Brewing’s ‘Amplified Voices’ section. Not only does she manage all our projects at the studio, but she’s also a kick-ass illustrator, a serious triple threat alert. We can’t wait to see her art on those brew cans in person.

If you still haven’t checked out Aiken’s amazing illustration and design work, you really should. Just saying. ;)

Look for the Blue Cow. A new illustration project for the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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New work showcase. This was a super fun one and the full project showcase is now up on our portfolio section which includes info on our creative process and how we build out our final artwork.

Here are a few close-up images of our ‘Where’s Waldo’ style illustration for the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

For full project details and credits, visit our project link.

Happy Friday. A sneak peek into new branding design work.

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Came into the studio this morning to see this amazing light casted on to the artwork that I’ve been working on so I grabbed my Nikon and took a few close up shots. Really excited about this branding project that we’re working on from New Zealand. We’re legally not allowed to disclose any other details until the new year so stay tuned for pictures and info soon.

Still captures from our BTS video.
Still captures from our BTS video.
That morning light is too darn beautiful.

19 Crimes x Snoop Dogg’s Cali Red Vancouver launch collab.

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When you get a call to do a collab with 19 Crimes for the launch of Cali Red Wine, in partnership with Snoop Dogg, you go ALL IN. We assembled a world-class team to help launch 19 Crimes Cali Red Wine in Vancouver.

We have something very special coming on Sept 4th. Mark your calendars. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been working on for the past month.

Art and Design: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Photography: Hubert Kang Co-founder of Kindred And Scout
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Producer: Amy Jones Co-founder of Kindred And Scout
Social content Strategist: Leah Gregg
Client: Snoop Dogg and 19 Crimes
PR Agency: Craft Public Relations
Art Curator: Ashley Mckenzie Barnes

First Photo Here: Narendra and Chandra story for the National Film Board.

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Check out the story and give First Photo Here a follow.

Really excited to be sharing this project @firstphotohere as it’s been in the works for 8-9 months with our studio collective (Hubert KangLeah GreggAnnie Chen and Aiken Lao) Our latest collab with the NFB is an Instagram based project that focusses on new arrivals to Canada and the first photos they share with family and friends back home. Linking people across time and place, this project represents a wide array of new experiences and first impressions.

This is one of many illustrations we created for the project. This particular piece for Narendra and Chandra. This illustration is based on their first photo they took when they arrived in Canada from Fiji. . Head over to @FirstPhotoHere for the full story and other amazing stories.

Curated by Joella CabaluFirst Photo Here is for anyone who has moved somewhere new and knows the thrill and trepidation that goes along with it. By turning personal stories into collective ones, we’re all invited to share in the richness of these moments and the connections they forge.

If you’d like to submit your photo and story, email firstphotohere@nfb.ca with the photo and a caption that includes your home country and the story (e.g. where it was taken, who you shared it with, what you were feeling at the time, how you feel about it now, etc.).

NFB Producer: Nicholas klassen
NFB Curator: Joella Cabalu
NFB Senior Production Coordinator: Jasmine Pullukatt
Production Company: Kindred and Scout
Creative Directors: Leah Gregg and Carson Ting
Director: Hubert Kang
Producer: Amy Jones
Illustrators: Carson Ting, Annie Chen, Aiken Lao
Editor: Mike Southworth
Animator: Eric Wada
Sound Mix & Master: Mike Southworth
Colour: Dave Tomiak

First Photo Here, a new Instagram based project for the National Film Board.

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Head over to First Photo Here on Instagram for more stories.

Really excited to be sharing this project @firstphotohere as it’s been in the works for 8-9 months with our studio collective (Hubert Kang, Leah Gregg, Annie Chen and Aiken Lao) Our latest collab with the NFB is an Instagram based project that focusses on new arrivals to Canada and the first photos they share with family and friends back home. Linking people across time and place, this project represents a wide array of new experiences and first impressions.

This is one of the many illustrations we created for the project. This particular piece is called ‘My Neighbour Snowman Totoro’. Head over to @FirstPhotoHere for the full story and other amazing stories.

Curated by Joella Cabalu, First Photo Here is for anyone who has moved somewhere new and knows the thrill and trepidation that goes along with it. By turning personal stories into collective ones, we’re all invited to share in the richness of these moments and the connections they forge.

A video of the drawing process.


If you’d like to submit your photo and story, email firstphotohere@nfb.ca with the photo and a caption that includes your home country and the story (e.g. where it was taken, who you shared it with, what you were feeling at the time, how you feel about it now, etc.).

NFB Producer: Nicholas klassen
NFB Curator: Joella Cabalu
NFB Senior Production Coordinator: Jasmine Pullukatt
Production Company: Kindred and Scout
Creative Directors: Leah Gregg and Carson Ting
Director: Hubert Kang
Producer: Amy Jones
Illustrators: Carson Ting, Annie Chen, Aiken Lao
Editor: Mike Southworth
Animator: Eric Wada
Sound Mix & Master: Mike Southworth
Colour: Dave Tomiak

2020 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Winning Entries.

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We’re thrilled to have two of our projects selected as winners for this year’s Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards. Both of these projects we worked on for Munchkin and Six Hundred Four were one of our most favourite projects of last year. Super happy that both of these projects got selected as winners.

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Here are the winning entries:

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]

Client: Munchkin Inc.
Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Art Director: Elaine Suh Bartlett
Creative Director: Diana Barnes
CEO: Steve Dunn
Senior Graphic Designer: Sean Mayo
Artist Rep: LNDMRK
Art Producer: Adeline Paradis Hautcoeur
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Associate: Andre Bathalon

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Art Director: Carson Ting
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Clients: Six Hundred Four and EVO Car Share

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