2012

Nic + Euodia's Wedding

I was overjoyed when I saw pictures of Nic & Euodia's engagement on Facebook a year ago. It was something I was anticipating for awhile and coming back to Malaysia, I got the opportunity to attend Nic & Euodia's wedding 3 weeks ago. When she found out that I was coming back, she asked if I could help out. Of course! We ran into really bad traffic that afternoon and I was an hour late! I still remember rushing and as I walked into the room, I saw her sitting on the chair, getting her hair done and she looked up and smiled. Being that the first time I saw her again in the last 2 years, it was just amazing to help her out on her wedding day and see her walk down the aisle. It was awhile since I did hairstyling for others, especially on weddings. But I was glad I got to work with Melissa, Vicky and Julia's hair that evening. They were just so sweet and totally trusted me with I was going to do. Unfortunately, I did not manage take a photo of their hair individually but manage to capture this while the photographer was taking some shots.

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The Ming Thing (TMT) Stickers

This is another amazing project that I got to work alongside The Ming Thing to design these stickersDespite working from 2 different time zones, I had a great time cracking on ideas from a sketch I received from them and to turn them into digital. These were printed and made their way to Malaysia's first OMG Live! event in September. It made me smile to see people sticking them on their arms and faces, which I later heard these had really strong adhesive (ouch)! What I really loved when I heard about this event was the collaboration effort and the opportunity for different creativity to come together on that day. Thus, thought of sharing the development process behind it.

Photo credits: Li Chuen

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Working with the tagline ' Leave a Mark' and TMT's logoThe challenge was to bridge the connection of the image to the logo. Using details that was used in the logo to bring similarities - diagonal endsadded a layer of texture

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Chris: Birthday + Get Well Soon Card

Christopher, my colleague was on leave for a period to recover from an operation. Coincidentally it was going to be his birthday too. So Maureen, the office manager decided we should post and surprise him with a card. After seeing what I did for Helen recently, she asked if I would do one for Chris. That came the opportunity to do a Happy Birthday / Get Well Soon card, something that will allow each one in the office to write a message in it. I did not know Chris very well, but I knew he loved typography and his style of designing has always been very minimalistic. As I sat in the living room making this with no real direction to go with besides that thought, this slowly took form.

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If you need a ring binder, but have none I would recommend making full use of unwanted hoop/stud earrings :) I am very use of loosing a side of my earrings and not knowing what to do with them. This is one way to make full use of them. The good thing about using hoop earrings is not having to punch a hole through your papers. Just poke the papers and string them through!

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Plasters are a great way for a get well soon message

Chris send an email today to say that he has received the card and was so SUPRISED as he has kept his birthday and age a secret in the last 15 years of working! I love how the company is starting a culture of remembering one another's birthday. Another thing I learn is sharing what you can do (your talents of any kind) with others, even if it means FREE LABOUR and doing EXTRA when you are busy enough. You don't realize how those kinds of moments will open more opportunities to sharpen your skills and lead you to greater things ahead. You can influence your workplace/uni/household and make another person smile with what you have in your hands! I can testify how many chances that have come by my way just from these moments, and this is just one of them. I have found my way of blessing people in my creativity by making things. Ponder, see what you can do and go for it and just watch the many stories that would unfold from this!

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A normal day at my workplace.. or sometimes pretending to be working :) Love working in an environment with the guys- every day a blessing!

Helen: A Birthday Card

Every afternoon, the receptionist in our office building would come upstairs to deliver our mails. She always greets us with a big smile and a joyful "HELLLOOO!". Her name is Helen. One evening after work, we found our that it was going to be her birthday. This brought an opportunity to make something, and was glad I did! The next day, we got everyone in the office to write birthday messages in it and while she was at the top floor delivering mails, Jason & I creep downstairs and left the card on her desk. We heard footsteps and hurried out of the door. She was on her way down and we quickly said hi, ran up, and waited... and smiled.

She was surprised and I believe this became a conversation starter. Now, each time I go out for lunch and back, I'll stop by and have a quick chat with Helen. Surprises and birthdays are precious opportunities to get to know someone a little better! Everyone will love to receive a card and read messages for them :)

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inspired from a card on Pinterest, this was made with some colored/patterned paper stock and clear stamps with an aged look using eye shadows :)

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This stamp color is beautiful! Its more of a dark purple and a great alternative than the usual black.

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The Ming Thing (TMT) Logo

A few months ago, I had the privilege to create a logo for TheMingThing. It was truly an honor to be entrusted with the branding from the other side of the world. Ming Han is a very talented person and loves collaborating with many individuals. His recent video on Dato' Lee Chong Wei caught the attention of the press and performed at Jayesslee LIVE in KL 2012 with Charis Ow. You can check what they are up to on their Facebook page or Youtube channel!

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photo, courtesy from TheMingThing

Ming Han requested for something simple and typographically interesting using the acronym of TheMingThing. The finished logo is the uppercase letters ' T ' ' M ' ' T ', which also turns into a giant M.

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Another version of it in lowercase - more casual.

Application of the logo