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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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A rat pack busting into the new lunar year. Happy Year of The Rat.

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Happy year of the Rat everyone!
I had many concepts for this post but decided on this one called ‘Rat Pack’ because this one was just naturally crazy fun to draw. A different kind of rat pack busting into the year of the Rat. Wishing everyone a year of happiness and peace.

Rat Pack. Digital illustration.
The final illustration done on Procreate.
The rough concept sketch.

A timelapse video of my illustration process.

Ready to rumble to take on 2020 with full force.

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A gang of goons. Digital illustration.

Kicking off 2020 with this quick and fun illustration of a gang of goons that are ready to take on 2020 with full force. 2019 was our best year yet and to make sure we continue to ride high, we’re pulling out all stops for 2020. One thing we’d like to do this year is to work more on fun personal illustrations. Here’s the first of many.

Here’s the process video:

Happy holidays everyone! Here are our studio holiday hours.

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Happy holidays everyone! Wishing all of you a jolly and peaceful holiday season from all of us at the studio. We will be closed from Dec 24th – Jan 3rd 2020. For urgent matters, please email us directly to either Aiken or myself, Carson. Will be be back on Friday, Jan 3rd starting at 930am.

Stick around this space to see our year-end video. Happy holidays and a happy new year! With love and peace.