Hello, my name is…

For our first in-class assignment, we are suppose to introduce ourselves and our personalities with a representation of our names.

My first nametag:


I coloured an orangey-yellow tone to represent the colour of the sunset as my name in chinese 缇 is actually the colour of the sunset. The colour does indeed represents the kind of bubbly and optimistic characteristic of myself 🙂

My second name-tag:


My name is slightly faded as i feel that if i am around strangers or new people, i would tend to feel very awkward.
I decided to write with my normal handwriting for my name and went to research more about what our handwritings say about our personality. Surprisingly, it is actually pretty accurate.
Long crosses on “t’s”: someone who is enthusiastic but also stubborn
I would have to agree that this is very much like me! hahaha, i don’t like writing the T in my name in small letters and i do know that i am very stubborn at times. About the enthusiastic part… not super true unless it’s something i really enjoy.

-Handwriting slants to the RIGHT: Open to new experiences
This is very much true as well, i LOVE adventures and travelling a lot, and i love to try new things such as a new sport or just like learning new and interesting things!

Lastly, this is my third composition which has no colour added:


It represents a track as i really like to run whenever i feel stressed or just restless in general. As i drew this track it reminds me of a target which leads me to think that i am actually quite a goal-oriented person. I usually get things done if i really want to do it, of course, with much procrastination as well, but i guess if it’s something that i really like, i would definitely want to complete it with my best efforts? hahaha, yup, thats all for this post!! 🙂

Project 1: Que Sera, Sera- Research

For our first project, we have to use typography to express our future jobs by exploring with different material and techniques.

What is typography?
Typography is the style and appearance of printed matter.

First, there is 3D typography:

I find this really interesting and appealing!


An artist reference for 3D typography would be Chris Labrooy who is a freelance designer and illustrator based in the UK. He experiments in typography and 3D font projects which are really interesting an eye-catching due to his excellent use of colour and bold statements. I really like how bright and clear everything is in his works!

More of this vibrant works can be found on: http://www.chrislabrooy.com/

Secondly, there is handmade typography as well, which to me is the usage of different mediums to create something.


I actually really like watercolour typography as it gives a clean look and it can be varied very differently for each. I may look into the medium of watercolour as I am really drawn to it and i want to try something new as well 😛

Another artist reference would be Hannah Hoch who was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage. Her photomontage are all very interesting as they vary in sizes which comes off as a totally new image forming a different meaning when you see it as a whole.

Das schöne Mädchen [The Beautiful Girl], 1920

After researching, I still don’t have a definite idea or medium to use, but i would like to explore materials to make my work potentially slightly 3D or maybe using brighter colours to bring out the jobs i have chosen.