Collaging is one of my favorite ways to play with colors and forms. Also one of my favorite pastimes and mental therapy sessions.
Falling Cats — storytelling website design
With Rachel Chang and Louise Zhou
A typeface creation exercise with unconventional material. With Jillian Nelson.
Handmade typography created with the assigned tool - a hole puncher. We decided on a universal size of 1" by 3/4" for all the alphabets, and minimized the number of punched holes on each letter but still kept it readable. The name 'kchink' came from the sound of the hole puncher.
By finding patterns in the letterforms of the alphabet, I came up with 6 basic modules and created an alphabet system from them. I made each module into a stamp and experimented with making different word forms.
Stop motion animation of a little guy's adventure through a colorful art studio. I illustrated each frame individually by hand.
Small poster with fun illustrations
Promotion material for the Spring 2016 All Campus Praise Night at CMU. Used as Facebook profile videos and cover photos.
Sound collage and video of the sound sources our team sampled and collected for the soundscape. The original performance is experienced with the audience standing in the center of an 8-speaker circular ambisonic arrangement with an ice cube in their mouths in the dark. This optimizes the experience of being submerged in the haunting, bone-chilling Arctic deep sea.
With Tyler Harper, Joe Mallonee and Alexander Panos.
What I would remind myself 10 years down the road
The digital version of a silk screen print. I've embedded three Bible verses in the three layers of colors - Psalm 139:14, 2 Corinthians 4:7, Galatians 5:22-23 (fruits of the spirit)
Fish for thought
A 6-panelled booklet about the waste of the less popular parts of the fish and how to enjoy more parts of the fish. A collage experimenting with colors and type.
Hong Kong Student Association
I have a lot of fun designing materials for the Hong Kong Student Association at Carnegie Mellon University, of which I am a part of.
Of people collaborating on a big screen, created for fun during my internship at Microsoft working on Surface Hub.
For invitations to a bridal shower that I organized.
How is the same day of June 1st perceived and felt differently by you and me?
To celebrate the wide, colorful array of human emotions, I created an interactive mood calendar made out of wooden pieces painted in different colors. The differently sized pieces represent the month, date and day of week respectively. Depending on one's current mood, one can choose different color combinations to express how one is feeling each day.
Illustrations of different characters, later used for steamrolling printing.
A pseudo-3D running game written in Python and created with Pygame, based on an existing indie running game Boson X. The game offers a bit of self-reflection and encourages players to spend time doing what matters to them most. I illustrated each screen and character, coded the game and wrote the story.
An sound-installation art piece
Joe and I are both love typography and poetry. We are inspired by the ever-changing fullness of nature sounds and begin exploring the idea of combining typography and nature sounds. If nature has a language, what is it trying to tell us?
We took 5 tracks of nature recordings with sounds of chirping birds, frogs, crickets, swaying trees, rustling leaves etc., and mapped the pitch and frequency to a range from 1 to 26, corresponding to each letter in the alphabet. As the five audio tracks play simultaneously, the audience reads the five generated letterforms which I constructed by photographing natural materials like branches, leaves, flowers. The generative video of these overlaid images is played within a visor we made out of painted white branches zip-tied together. The video is also reactive, as the audience can interact with the five branches painted gold to change the volume of each of the five tracks, which changes the visual scale of the corresponding letters in the video.
With Joe Mallonee
MCG Jazz 2014 Poster
An exercise on visual hierarchy – what started as plain information all in 20 pt Univers 55 was crafted into a poster with a clear hierarchy. After numerous iterations with changes in weight, line spacing, size, position and color, the poster was created to effectively communicate the information in an interesting and engaging way.
Webpage redesign for Lantana
A short responsive web design exercise. I redesigned the website that functions on both a mobile and a tablet for Lantana, a brunch restaurant in London.
Interactive typography explorations
How to demonstrate two meanings of the word "tear" in an interactive way just using typography and form.
Banners for events at Latham Street Commons, Pittsburgh
An urban rebranding project for Latham Street Commons, a space in the Garfield and Friendship neighborhoods in Pittsburgh where the community can come together to create models to address their social, educational & economic needs.
Hypnose – Lunar Gala 2014
I designed and created a dress out of RedBull cans for a challenge sponsored by RedBull during the annual student-run fashion show at Carnegie Mellon University.
Shadow sculpture made with nails, bolts and nuts.
Dreams are so vivid, rich and powerful. I imagined that when we sleep, the pillow acts as a device, a dream tumbler, that determines our dream. The pillow can collect all our thoughts into its storage, as if it is a vacuum; then through different processes the pillow plays back wild colorful dreams into our heads like a stereo blasting music.
Hand-drawn stop motion animation of a little shy fish, created in Spring 2014 in Freshman Design Drawing Studio.
Instructional drawings of how to assemble a reading Cocoon, which I designed.
Perspective and scenario drawings of the reading cocoon in play.