Friday, 7 September 2012

update ♥

Hello, sorry that I haven't posted in such a long time, I've been busy with lots of different jobs and little projects so I thought I'd post up a quick update about what I've been up to~

Firstly, I graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Illustration! Thank you to all my family, friends and tutors for their support and jacket potatoes it would not have been as enjoyable without them all ♥ (here's a photo of me wearing my hat wrong.) 

I'm working as a freelance web designer alongside being a freelance illustrator, one of my clients was my third year tutor Nancy Slonims from my uni course. Below are some screenshots of her website I built and designed. If you have time please visit it here (it may take some time to load as her scrolly gallery is 50+ images and is best viewed in Google Chrome)

This sunday (9th September) some Middlesex students and I will be working at the e17 Designers which is part of the e17 Art Trail, details can be found here. We will be selling lots of lovely things to buy as gifts or simply for yourself, ranging from cards, bags, tattoos, t-shirts, zines and illustrated books. Please come along if you have the time~

These Y.h bags will be sold at the e17 Designers event on sunday! 

Lastly, I'm starting up a clothing and accessories brand with my sister, it's called "Y.h" (Yin & Hing). We're currently designing and printing and our online shop will be up and running soon, here's a sneaky peek at some of our bags which will be available to buy alongside some lovely t-shirts. Please watch this space ♥! (apologies for the big watermark!)

hopefully I will post again soon, till then take care 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

the end of a lovely 3 years at middlesex~

After 3 lovely years and the degree show, my time at middlesex university has come to an end and I am now embracing the real world! The show looked great and it was lovely to see everyones' work all together in the Old Truman Brewery, here are a few shots of me and my wall in the show~

I really enjoyed my time at middlesex university, the tutors were amazing and the people I met on my course were so talented and I am sure we will do loads together in the future. I wish them all success! x

Friday, 8 June 2012

depression animation fmp

after 3 years of hard work the degree show is finally here!
if you have time this weekend, please come along : ) details are here.

as previously mentioned, here is my final major project.
it's a short animation about depression and anxiety (mental health).
I tried to convey a non-typical portrayal of what people perceive depression to be, I wanted to try to show people what depressed people may go through in their minds rather than just a hunched crying figure in a dark corner.

I hope you like it x

Friday, 18 May 2012

macmillan children's book competition 2012

It's been a very long time~ Uni projects are now finished and being assessed and all's left to do is set up our degree show : ). Since january we've only had to juggle our final major project alongside a competition, of which I chose to do the Macmillan children's book prize.

My book is called "100 Hiccups!" and here is a little preview of it~
I shall upload my final major project animation at a later date, as some changes are being done before the degree show. I wish everyone luck for the macmillan prize!

On a separate note to arty work, here is my finished and hand bound dissertation~
There was a prize for best presented book relating to their topic, my dissertation was about, "The Portrayal of Masculinity of Western and Far-Eastern Men in Popular Culture: Are Western Men Becoming Far-Eastern Men?", so I bound mine as a gossip magazine : )

Saturday, 31 March 2012

website sneak peek~

Hello, sorry for not posting in a very long time.. uni is consuming my life!

We had a few workshops on making our own website, so my website should hopefully be up and running soon : ). Here is a little sneak peek at some of the drawings I did for the main page~

Please look forward to it, have a lovely evening : ) x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

another valentine's day card~

Here's another droopy bear valentine's day card which was commissioned by a lovely Japanese lady for her husband : ) his lumpy jumper reads, "I love you (suki desu)"~

Packaged and ready to go! It's a one-off design just for her and her valentine.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like unique and charming cards~ Take care x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

CASS ART valentine postcards event

Today was really fun : ) I was slightly late but everybody there was really nice and friendly~
I did 6 postcards overall, here they are and sorry for the poor camera phone quality..

I seem to be quite fond of my droopy bear at the moment with his lumpy jumpers and cardis lol. I hope you like them : ). Stay warm everyone (be careful in the snow!) x

Friday, 3 February 2012

droopy valentine bears~

Continuing from my previous post, my uni are doing a valentine's day sale soon, there will be gifts, cards, cake and more!

Here are my card designs which will be on sale : )

I hope you like them! Please come along and have a look! Have a lovely day~ x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

upcoming events~

hello it's nearly Valentine's day and we Illustrators at Middlesex University are doing another fabulous sale to raise money for our degree show!

Please come along for beautiful valentine's cards, gifts, cakes and more! It's being held at Middlesex University, The Grove Building on the 13-14th February~ Check out our Facebook event (the lovely flyer drawn by our Alex Moore).


Alongside this, me and a few others from Middlesex University will be a part of a "Valentine's Postcard" event for the CASS ART shop in Islington on Saturday 4th and 11th February from noon-6pm. Fancy a lovely one off hand-illustrated beautiful valentine's postcard for your loved one? Please come along and check it out~

I shall be working the 12-3pm shift this saturday (4th feb), alongside Ben Hendy and Fay Brown. Other third year Illustrators include Alex Moore, Fred Eden and Hannah King for the 3-6pm shift. Second years will be working the following saturday (11th).

It would be lovely to see you there : ) x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

aesop's fables~

恭喜發財! 新年快樂! happy chinese new year everyone! may your year be prosperous and full of luck!

I somehow managed to finish everything and handed in all my uni work yesterday, just in time to celebrate the new year with my family : )~

As previously sneak peek posted, here are my finished drawings for my aesop's fables.

"The Swollen Fox"~

"The North Wind and The Sun"~

I will upload photos of the illustrations bound into books and finished at a later date : ) all drawn with pencil (2B-6B) and coloured in photoshop.
I really enjoyed drawing these and I hope you enjoy looking at them~ x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

folio society~

i know it's very late, but happy new year everyone : )
apologies for the lack of posting I've been very busy lately with uni work, so much to do!

on a different note, here are my final submission pieces for the folio society competition,

quite happy with the set, please have a look at other folio submissions from fellow illustrators from my course Abigail Moulder and Ben Hendy.

I wish good luck to everyone who is submitting into folio! x