VC II | design outcome 2

board game – get home safe!

For design outcome 2 deliverable, it’s a sequel to design outcome 1’s booklet. I decided to do a board game, as an educational resource which I foresee can be played in school with fellow classmates, to learn about child sexual abuse.

Target Audience: Children aged 6 – 12 years old

As my target audience age range is relatively young, before adolescent age, I think board game will be a suitable way of engaging the children. By engaging them in an activity, they will be able to have fun and absorb information, as well as acting some actions out.

Within the game box, there are 6 characters – which means a maximum of 6 players, a dice, 4 set of cards and a game manual.


game manual

game characters


game cards









Classmates tried it and game was really successful! Game was engaging and educational, managed to solve the issue faced. However the craft work of the entire game was quite bad 🙁 Had to DIY the game board myself as it had folds to keep in the box, but I accidentally stuck the board sticker too fast, causing bubbles. The instructions on the cards were too small as well, tend to get overlooked. Perhaps can change the colour of the part, or make the font size bigger?

That’s it for the Design Outcome 2!

Till then,

VC II | design outcome 1

For my design outcome 1 deliverable, I wanted to do a booklet on child sexual abuse to educate children. Topics such as good and bad touch and private parts were to be mentioned in this booklet, alongside measures to take when they are uncomfortable / experiencing sexual abuse.

mockup of booklet


Comments from consult

Front Cover | Back Cover
Page 1 | Page 2
Page 3 | Page 4
Page 5 | Page 6

I initially only had 8 pages in this booklet as I wanted to print contents on the cover page as well. However, after consult with Michael, I decided to include more information and pages, as well as a page dedicated for parents & teachers. From there, I came up with a second draft of my booklet.

Back Cover | Front Cover
Buffer Page | Title Page

Feedback: The title page illustration did not really suit the booklet, and it looked like there are 2 cover pages. Thus the suggestion as to remove the illustration.

Page 1 | Page 2


Page 3 | Page 4
Page 5 | Page 6

Feedback: Overlap lines or no overlap?

Page 7 | Page 8

Feedback: Too wordy, should keep to the style of the circle graphic elements amongst the previous pages. Give more breathing space.


Overall, I’m very satisfied with the booklet and how it aimed what I set out to achieve. However for the design wise, the printed colours can go even lighter, and to take note of my margins as the feedback was that my designs always drop to the bottom. Best to have a 5mm margin!

That’s it for the Design Outcome 1!

Till then,

ILLUS | sexercise final


Come join while we celebrate the wonders of sex and they make us more physically active! Sex is a form of exercise, which allows us to stay active and feel pleasured!


Click here more posts of the assignment!

ILLUS | sexercise research

ILLUS | sexercise process


Needless to say, I HAD TONS OF FUN WORKING THIS ASSIGNMENT!! It was good to be able to come up with a concept that I want to work on, all with the aim of having fun! I wanted to work on a project that will definitely not be allowed in Singapore, and I thought that a sex festival will be pretty fun. If it’s ever allowed in Singapore it’ll be like a mass orgy so nope HAHAHA. I started by coming up with a Pinterest board and getting inspirations for the illustration styles I was going for, sex-related humour and some packaging designs. Initially I had some trouble with the illustration style I was going for, as I felt that it wasn’t similar to my references. However after some amendments and learning how to work photoshop, I managed to somewhat get it to look similar. From this project, I think my illustrating skills got better and I know how to use it in a design perspective!

I really enjoyed this module where I get free creative reign to illustrate whatever I want!

Till then,


ILLUS | sexercise research

For the final assignment, we were tasked to come up with an event and were allowed to get creative with it! With that, I decided to work on a theme which will probably NEVER be allowed in Singapore HAHAHA.

The event is called SEXERCISE, and the theme revolves a sex festival where people loves sex and sees it as a form of exercise, rather than just being a form of affection of love.

Target Audience of event:

  1. Adults aged 21 to 30 years old
  2. Love having sex or the concept of sex
  3. Workout fanatics
  4. Interested in meeting other like-minded individuals who are sexually active
  5. Interested in knowing more about sex positions / trying to lighten up sex life

These are the 2 personas I came up with whom will be interested in the event.

I was thinking of having a festival kit for anyone whom signed up for the event / purchased a ticket. Within the festival kit, there will be the invite cards and some essentials that they will probably need during the event! I started conceptualizing on what items to be placed there, and elements for the illustration.

The illustrated items I will be doing are

  1. Invite Card
  2. Festival Kit Box
  3. Wrapping Paper (to wrap the goodies in one)
  4. Condom Boxes
  5. Indiv Condom Packaging
  6. Tissue Box
  7. Guidebook

From there, I came up with a moodboard of the overall vibe I wanted this theme to give off, as well as the illustration style.

The overall vibe I’m going for is a play on sexual humour, adding a little quirky treats here and there. The colour scheme I’m going for is abit “crazy” and vibrant, creating contrasts. I also included a colour of skin, to retain the “human-ness”.

The illustration style I wanted to go with was with the usage of strokes linework and texture in the colouring of the elements. I wanted to show it looking more organic, looking like it’s hand drawn.

I found a variety of sex toys and a photo which shows yoga poses which can also be sex poses. I wanted to use these elements to create patterns for my applied illustrations.

I also found an illustration of alphabets formed by humans, and wanted to reference “SEXERCISE” from there!

I came up with some thumbnail sketches of how my illustrations was going to be, and proceed to develop them.

As I am thinking of doing patterns for my applied illustrations, I didn’t come up with pencil compositions for my items, but pencil sketches of the elements I wanted to input in my illustrations.

From there, I started digitalizing them! Click here for my process!

Till then,

ILLUS | self-portrait

starting off illustration with designers, we were tasked to come up with a stylised self-portrait of ourselves with the things I loved.

Firstly, I started off with penning down the things I loved and brainstormed from there.

I decided on the following words: pasta, dogs, music, flowers

Next, I started thinking about the style I want to go forth. digital illustration? traditional illustration? watercolour? pen? pencil? and the list goes down…

After some dilemma with myself, I chose to do a traditional illustration with pen. I went to Pinterest to get some inspiration and I sure found some that coincides with the style I settled for!

I referenced my work to the works of the following artists:

Iain MAcarthur


I really like the way he used pen to do such a detailed portrait illustration! Thick and thin lines were also heavily used to show contrast. I also liked the way he incorporated elements into the female’s hair. Overall, it’s a very well done piece.

henn kim

I really like her style of work as she plays with the tonal range of black and white only, and her work has a clean, slate look.

I’m also very into blackwork sketches and tattoos, and I want to express my self-portrait using that method, and think that Henn Kim’s work is really suitable.

Illustration theme: Blackwork tattoo sketch, using pens. 

I came up with several layouts based on the keywords I decided upon.

These are just basic rough sketches of the layout I wanted. Before doing a more detailed sketch, I wanted to sketch out the keywords I decided on.

Here are detailed sketches of my proposed layouts.

layout 1

I did a portrait illustration of my face, with my hair being elements of the things I love. I split the hair into half, one side filled with pasta, and the other side – dogs and flowers. I used a radio to replace my nose as I like music, and I have the tendency to flare my nostrils and they look like they’re dancing to music!

layout 2

To show my portrait, I used glass pieces. Glass are like mirrors, which shows a reflection of ourselves. I wanted to use the glass pieces to show a reflection of myself and the things I like. Thus I had a mixture of my face, and things I like in different pieces of glass.

layout 4

In this layout, I wanted to use the concept of my lower body going into the cassette tape, and my upper body part coming out of the polaroid camera.
Between both the tape and camera, I included things I liked. However I felt that this piece is not very cohesive and there isn’t a main focal point, with everything spread out within the page.

layout 4

In this layout, it’s a plate of pasta! I tried to portray a mountain of pasta, wth things I like and I am – the meatballs of this dish! I like this concept as I think it’s really cute that it’s a plate of pasta. However, I felt that it does not show the self-portrait of me that much as I’m not the focal point.

Amongst all 4 layouts, many had different views. During the group critique, I tried asking for the class to vote for the design they like best / I should go forth with. However there are mixed opinions and it ended up in a tie between Concept 1 and 2.

After a consult with Lisa, she recommended me to proceed with Concept 1 as it fits the theme – self-portrait illustration, compared to the others. Some notes for me to take for Concept 1 was:
adding meatballs, pasta sauce, and different variety of pasta.
I should also make The Eye more realistic.
Add details to fill up the gap at the right side of the hair.

Following the critique and consult session, I was clearer about which idea to go with and how to make it better.

As I’m using traditional illustration, I used A3 paper and hand-drew it all over again. I’m pretty satisfied with the final outcome of the assignment! Compared to the detailed sketch, this was really wayyyy better!

This is the final artwork, after some lighting edits on Photoshop!


I really really enjoyed the process of producing my self-portrait! I haven’t been in touch with pen sketching in the longest time ever, and being able to touch on it, and illustrate things I like, it just makes me really happy! Maybe one day, I’ll be confident enough to draw something and tattoo it on myself!!! #randomthought

Till then,