How would you describe your job?
I work with clients to create visual concepts for projects, usually combining illustration and graphic design, and occasionally animation. So far, I’ve worked with a range of client types so I get to adapt my illustration style for very different brand identities.
What are the main influences and inspirations behind your work?
Some of my main influences are my experiences and observations within the Asian diaspora. For example, for my final major project at university I designed a rebrand concept for the London East Asia Film Festival. This project explored the idea of overcoming Asian stereotypes, bridging cultural boundaries through film, and other ways that people of different backgrounds can come together.
My cultural heritage as a Filipina is also a big inspiration of mine, whether it be exploring the beauty of traditions, tackling the lingering colonial beauty standards, or simply supporting Filipino-owned businesses.
I’m also influenced by more personal experiences, such as my journey of overcoming body dysmorphia. In my most recent project, Beauty Spots, I will be creating a series of illustrations about how I’ve come to embrace my skin condition, keratosis pilaris.