After graduating with a BA in Fine Arts and Business from the University of Waterloo in 2017, I did freelance graphic design and lettering work for both myself and Mediaplanet Canada as an editorial designer.
Previously, I was as a Lead Project Designer for Creative Graphics Inc. (CGICA), a branding agency in Markham serving the local Asian restaurant community. I have had the honour of working with new and refreshed brands including 7 Baker, Yang Teashop, August 8, TenRen's Tea Room and Real Fruit Bubble Tea, among others.
In July 2019, our team participated in the Summit Creative Awards, an annual international advertising competition. We won a Gold Award (Complete Branding Campaign) for 7 Baker and a Gold Award (Logo Design) for Yang Teashop.
Currently, I work as a strategic designer at Coactuate, a strategic design consultancy that helps global healthcare organizations innovate and solve complex problems in delightful and impactful ways.
Illustrator & Lettering Artist
I started lettering in summer 2016 when I took on the 30 Days of Bible Lettering challenge on Instagram. It was both a daily creative discipline and an opportunity to spark hope and encouragement to all who came across my artwork.
In Oct 2017, I exhibited two of my pieces at Swash & Serif 4, an annual typography and lettering exhibition showcasing work from Toronto and around the world.
In Apr 2018, I participated in the Indigo Awards and won the Gold Award in Lettering for one of my pieces.
Rock Climbing Enthusiast
Outside of design work, I enjoy climbing rocks and hanging out on walls. Bouldering has challenged me to go beyond my physical and mental walls, while embracing the art of "letting go" of failure (because it happens every time!). Currently working towards V4-5 problems, climbing outdoors and becoming lead-certified!