coming soon.

October 22, 2010


you better watch out,

you better not cry,

you better not pout i’m telling you why,

ellustrate’s fyp is coming to town!


coming soon.

may 2011

illustrated tones: one’s inner voice revealed through music and illustration

highly anticipated.



i’m just fooling around but yes, currently caught up with fyp in my last year in adm. details of this random poster on illustration tab, featuring one of my visual explorations so far.



August 26, 2010

In conjunction with YOG this august, Noise has done a showcase, displaying youth artistic vibe and energy in singapore, and I’m more than honored to be chosen as a commissioned designer for the showcase this time. Participated in 3 different areas this time round:

Firstly is the first project that was commissioned, Illustrations on 10 glass bottles that ultimately was made into a hanging lit-up mobile for the Noise House in Changi Airport Terminal 3. The work is titled “Random quotes to do with light”, entirely random as the title says, and since I am always typographically driven, these quotes serve to be the very inspiration themselves.

Illustrations and close-ups of the bottles will be found in the illustrations tab, whereas on-site documentation and rest of the close-ups will be found in commercial tab.

i personally love process shots! these bottles were done on the night/morning of FIFA WORLDCUP2010, when the bottles were done, spain has just won and I’m glad soccer accompanied me all night to finish this project off! that was one tiring sleepless night.

Secondly, was further commissioned afterwards to illustrate a 2m x 6m panel for the front of the Noise House which was ultimately placed at the one at Ion Orchard. Illustration will be found in the illustration tab, on-site documentation will be found in commercial.

Thirdly, is the same work being displayed on busstops after request from NAC. Images from on-site will be found in commercial, there were 2 busstops altogther.

ultimately, this is probably the second time that i have publicly showcased my work and first time then it has been placed extensively in separate places. first time exposure for me and thought it was a great start to more to come! gathered awesome feedback from the organisers at the Changi Airport about people who wanted to buy my works, and even contacts of people who wanted to hold an exhibition for them! such an encouragement, and be sure, that it is definitely not the last you’ll seen ellustrate blasting her works in public with a BANG!

endless doodlin’

July 31, 2010

hello there!

it has been quite a while since i’ve posted here. here’s a quick update about what i’ve been up to.

Last week i wrapped up my Design Internship with Lucidity, a design house, and i must say that i enjoyed my time there and they do hold good standards of design there and it was an enriching and fulfilling 10weeks there having a taste of the design industry.

Once internship ended, I started to put all my focus on some of the outside projects which I have been working on, one big one with Noise Singapore. Recently I have been commissioned as a designer/illustrator for NOISE SHOWCASE 2010. Ofcourse, I cannot publish any of my works as yet as the project is still ongoing. Was happy to know that after being commissioned for the first project, the events company came back to me again asking if I would like to design another component of the showcase, and it wasn’t long before NAC comes asking if I could contribute my designs there as well. And these all have kept me busy ever since! HUGE PHOTOSHOP FILES IS REALLY KILLING MY MACBOOK BLACK AND PHOTOSHOP! Will post up images once my works are being showcased (tentatively early August – Oct) But here’s a SNEEK PEAK of the first commissioned work!

Also, I signed myself up for OIC 4th Anniversary roll-call! Saw it as a chance to really showcase my illustrators to the outside illustration circle and miraculously, even with the NOISE project breathing down my neck, I managed to submit 3 works in say, 2 days? I guess when it boils down to serious illustrations, I really make myself work fast and to my own standard. Sure was I glad that I made it in time for the submissions! Again, not very right to start posting the illustrations when is meant for OIC, shall post on a later date! but I WILL post them (:

Just did an illustrative poster for my school, ADM GradBash 2010 for our 2nd Graduating Batch and boy am i going to miss my seniors, seriously, they’ve been great korkor and jiejies to me, teaching me how to handle failed printers and spoilt connections and hanged softwares. and I

will them all the best! details up in illustration tab!

And I’m quite happy endlessly doodling and earning money for FYP! hahaa. which reminds me, more research! Also I have yet to post up my last-semester’s packaging and publication works. Shall do so when I feel hardworking and up to it.


March 16, 2010

in my publications class now, my team and i have been working on coming out with a magazine for our Design school, ADM. and hence in the beginning phase of this publications assignment, I’ve come across some really interesting publications that will intrigue and open ones visual horizon so here’s a few,

visual eyecandy for all of you.

Harper’s Pop-up Book

A pop-up book that was art-directed by Benja Harney, and engineered by Harper’s Bazaar Australia. It’s something interesting that they have done out of their publications series and I thought it was interesting of implementing pop-up into a magazine like Harper’s.

here’s the book from Flickr on how the book opens up!


and here are some more magazine layout which i thought were quite good and inspirational. different treatments of space, different style and different looks that are distinctive and good.

RED HOT in Lisbon

FILE magazine

Oscar Wilde Retrospective

Real Dutch Design Books



Digital Temple

habitual sleepless nights

February 22, 2010

just added in a few more projects and pieces in!


A campaign touching on issues concerning Singapore society. we strived to propose a campaign that comprised of a pasam malam selling sustainable products made by locals, with Singlish as our visual theme as we feel that we should embrace Singlish as our cultural identity.

check out the posters and visuals in graphics, books and handmade items in handmade.


posted up in the handmade section is my work-in-progress packaging of malay toys. I just did the 3rd member of this nice family, the indian little girl (: will try to get a shot and post it up soon but i’m really enjoying this packaging project now. am looking forward to the final results.

freelance wise, am starting to work on a publication/brochure for an upcoming dance concert. sounds nice.

and with the workload climbing insanely high, sleepless nights are getting more and more habitual. but we’ll all pull through in the end.

happy cny!

February 13, 2010

here’s el wishing everyone a happy chinese new year!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

uploaded a simple illustration for the festive season too in illustration tab.

some updates,

do go check my graphic design systems project blog, findingpolaris, it’s updated. also i’ve been helping out my adm senior who has graduated with her continued project and business now, the amazing art shuttle (link to their facebook) which is a children’s artclass programs so have been conducting art classes for them every week! i love kids so it’s been fun teaching them. i recalled how my very first art teacher used to teach me, and realised how important she was in the beginning of my somewhat artistic career in the future, and so it’s a responsibility but im glad to be part of the process for these kids (:

brochure project is pending now waiting for the chairman to get back to me. my shoe illustration is on hold too cause client is still sourcing for supplier. and got a new publication proj up and coming, collaborating with an admer too.

exciting and busy.

and continue to draw, inspire and make good design!

design process.

February 3, 2010

got this from jesvin’s page in edventure. design is a solution, the concept made tangible, but is it a straight line? will design always exist straight and focused?

a messy blur.

February 3, 2010

school gets more and more chaotic and start rolling up into one messy blur. but still life goes on and my working area starts to explode while churning up work. but anyways,

here are my updates

letterhead, namecard, print production for productionclass

details uploaded in graphics tab. also some random photos up on my photography tab.

also, findingpolaris is the tentative title of my system project for graphicdesign IV. im researching into the stellar system and constellation maps and relating it to systems and my life. so as part of my project, I’ve set up a blog to store all of my information, data, images, maps and chats. check it out here. (it’s still not filled up yet though)

and this is one work-in-progress that i’m quite excited about for my packaging class. and we just went to paperbag and singapore living exhibition yesterday. images uploaded soon! till then, make good design!

i’ve just updated my portfolio by creating a new catagory!


here is a collection of my handmade craft, books i made, packaging boxes constructed for projects, and things done by hands. do go check it out!!

also updated my photography tab by loading up some photos taken from trip to genting last hols!

more updates more lobangs,

i just settled my freelance with YCH group on their CNY Card design, will upload them soon once I receive the card delivered from them (: also, will be starting a freelance/project collaboration with someone who is setting up a shoe blogshop. she emailed me asking if im interesting in some shoe illustrations, sketching and photography which sounds really interesting so i took it! and i got another job in designing brochure for an upcoming dance concert which sounds exciting and TIDEOUS.

sometimes i dont understand why do i keep on accepting jobs that comes my way when school’s getting way too busy!!! maybe like what prof joe said, “it’s not that we’re so money-minded but time is money! and we need to feed our ricebowl!” agreed. and i’ll pull through i hope. HAHA (:

till then, continue to inspire, design and illustrate! peace.

know more about design.

January 21, 2010

The Design Society Conference 2010
23.01.10 – 29.01.10
A one-day only event led by esteemed local designers and educators to discuss the topic of Design Literacy and its importance for shaping the growth of Design in Singapore.
Sat 23 Jan 2010 | Drame Centre, NLB Lvl 5 | 12-6pm | $25 members $50 public

PHUNK STUDIO will be there, together with Creative Directors fro 10AM Communications, Make Studios, WORK.

see you all there!