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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

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.

Herschel Supply x Vancouver Mural Fest Instagram story feature.

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I am extremely grateful for all the shine I’ve been getting with all the projects I’ve been working on through my studio. Last week Herschel Supply put out a feature for Annie Chen and I through their Instagram stories.

It was a feature talking about our recent collaboration for our studio mural in the Westend (Nelson and Nicola) for this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival.

Our mural titled ‘Westend Bestend’ features everything that defines the Westend. In particular, my mural features Joe Fortes (A prominent figure in the early history of Vancouver, and the city’s first official lifeguard.) heading west towards English Bay and a great blue Heron taking flight while Annie’s mural is made up of beautiful patterns and cute tiny critters. Both murals converge at the tip of Nelson and Nicola with a two-faced raccoon which you’ll need to see in person for the full effect.

Big thanks to the Herschel Supply team for coming out to document our work and for the interview. Visit @herschelsupply on Instagram stories to go through our entire interview.

Follow us on our art adventures on Instagram.

Full project link: https://chairmanting.com/westend-bestend-vmf-2020

Photo by Stephen Wilde
Photo by Stephen Wilde
Studio crew. Photo by Stephen Wilde
From left to right: Annie Chen, Hubert Kang, Aiken Lao, Leah Gregg, Mark Illing, Carson Ting.
Studio mural by Annie Chen.
Photo by Hubert Kang Photography
A Father and Daughter moment.
Photo by Hubert Kang Photography.

19 Crimes x Snoop Dogg x Chairman Ting, partners in crime.

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Coming soon! Our studio’s collab with @19Crimes for the launch of Cali Red wine, in partnership with @SnoopDogg drops tomorrow. Peep that drip!

Shot by Hubert Kang and directed by Hubert Kang from Kindred and Scout.

Aqua Colour App officially launches today! Proceeds go to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Very excited and proud to be part of another amazing initiative. This time we are helping the Vancouver Aquarium continue to raise funds to keep their doors open.

Our very good friend Alex Beim that runs the award-winning design studio, Tangible Interaction invited us to join forces with them, The Vancouver Mural Festival, and Ocean Wise to help contribute to the new Aqua Colour App.

The app is a free download for iPhone and Android – an interactive, digital colouring book for tablets and phones inspired by the Vancouver Aquarium. Simply use your finger or stylus to select colours and brush sizes, fill and shade areas, add stickers and save or share your work.

We are proud to be contributing our art alongside other mega talents like Joanna Ambrosio, Alison Woodward and Ben Tour.

We live very close to the Vancouver Aquarium so naturally, we often take our daughter there to learn and have fun. The Vancouver Aquarium plays a very important role in our city and we can’t imagine not having it around. Being able to use our skillset to help raise funds for the Vancouver Aquarium is heartwarming and empowering.

The app is downloadable on the App Store and Google Play and proceeds go to the aquarium.

Our VMF Hope mural made it on the front page of Vancouver magazine.

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July 2020 issue.

Pleasantly surprised to find out (Thank you for the message Leah Gregg!) our ‘A dash of Hope‘ mural commissioned by the Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancity and Robson Street made it on the front page of Vancouver magazine.

Vancouver Magazine, July 2020, Page 21.
Vancouver Magazine, July 2020, Page 21.