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

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.

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.