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Project Experience

TransLink Compass/Fare Gate launch campaign.

Vancouver Film School. Canada. Jan.2011-Apr.2012 Diploma with Honors, Digital Design, Specialization in Communication Design

(the official South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) May-Jul. 2012

The University of Auckland. New Zealand. Feb.2006-Dec.2008 Bachelor of Commerce, Graduated with Distinction, Major in Marketing

WirelessWave Branding Components.


Adobe Design Achievement Award 2012 Semifinalist, Print Communication Category. “Bloom” Campaign, empowering girls living with cancer Adobe Design Achievement Award 2012 Semifinalist, Packaging Category. “Red Crush” wine packaging Best Communication Design. Apr. 2012 “Bloom” Campaign for VFS’ Digital Design Class 21 and nominated for the best graduate project

Created illustration assets for the infographic upcoming fare gate launch campaign

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Grey Group (global advertising agency) Vancouver, Canada.

Worked as a junior designer directly for Creative Director and Art Directors on various client projects, including branding, print design, illustration editorial design and interactive design. Visual Merchandiser. Jul.2009-Aug.2010

Farmers Trading Company (national department store), Auckland, New Zealand.

Software Skills 0 Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

Utilized creativity and marketing knowledge to achieve high standards of store presentation and displays to help maximize impulse sales. Planned and executed new product launches and promotional events.

Premiere Pro

Sales Person. Dec.2008-Jul.2009

After Effects

Farmers Trading Company (national department store), Auckland, New Zealand.

Provided superior customer service and resolved customer complaints in a professional manner. Marketing and Sales Assistant. Jun. 2008-Nov. 2008 (part time)

Grounded Guidance Lifestyle Planning & Management Ltd,; Auckland, New Zealand.

Developed new client relationships, generated sales leads and distributed press releases. Collated and maintained contact and sales data. Contacted media for services.

Developed branding & promotional applications Special Olympic National Summer Games Vancouver 2014 Logo Design. Aug.-Sep. 2012 Involved with the process from research, exploration of various concepts to the development of series of logo designs Special Olympic PyeongChang 2013, Canada Team Logo.

May-Jul. 2012

Executed the logo from sketch to finished art and applied it to various brand applications Kelty Mental Health Bed Time Routine Online Calendar.

(BC’s mental health information resource centre for children & family) May-Aug.2012

Created icons and animated gifs for the bed time routine and stylized the calendar page

Work Experience Design Intern. May-Sep.2012

(national mobile phone retailer) May-Aug. 2012

Volunteer Experience Surrey Art Gallery. BC, Canada. Sep-Dec.2010 Docent. Gave informative tours around the gallery. Look Good Feel Better program. Auckland, New Zealand. 2007-2010 Recommended make-up techniques, applied make-up, and provided facial massages to clients who were undergoing cancer treatments. Involved with event management.


Microsoft Visio

Interests Exploring art, discovering real life stories, social work, snowboarding, singing, spending time in the sunshine and visiting the beach.


Microsoft Office Cinema 4D Dragonframe Stop Motion

English, Mandarin.