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Viscom II: The Sensitive Chameleon Mood Lamp


I wanted by deliverables to be catered around children while relating to my previous illustrated book. While I was researching for the next deliverable, I came across a soft toy called worried eater.

The idea of this toy was for the kids to write their worries onto a paper, crush it up and feed it to the doll. I wanted to have a similar concept, where the children can subtlely tell their emotions to their parents.

So I decided on a mood lamp. Since children are often afraid of the dark or the monsters under their bed, the addition of this product to their room would be natural.


I wanted to have three mood yellow (happiness) blue (sadness) and red (anger). Depending on the mood different mushroom would light up, creating different ambience and moods.

For the yellow setting, all the mushroom will light up, creating a bright and light atmosphere. 

for the blue setting, only the surrounding smaller mushroom will light up, casting a soft and melancholic glow onto the chameleon. 

for the red setting, only the biggest mushroom will cast a direct light onto the chameleon. This harsh lighting gives it a rather fiery feeling.

Viscom II: The Sensitive Chameleon (process)

Deliverable No. 1: Story Book Aimed at Children and their Parents

I wanted to have a deliverable where it could encourage parents to spend more time with their children. So I settled upon an illustrated storybook, where the parents would read the book with their children. Hence I crafted a story with two messages one for the children and one for the parents.


Chameleon is rather faint hearted and his colour always reflects his feelings. One day, he got invited to Rabbit’s tea party! But the journey is full of dangers. He has to cross a Raging River, travel through the SpookyWoods, and then the Shadow Forest. Will he safely reach the tea party, or will he succumb to his fears?

The chameleon represents the children, aiming to teach them that it is unhealthy to bottle up their feelings. Children will learn the different ways to purge their emotions through chameleon’s journey.

The friends that chameleon meet on his journey aims to educate parents on the various different ways they can aid their children healthily manage their emotions.


Mock up

things to fix:

  • margins (my text disappeared due to the binding
  • the binding (look into hardcover binding)
  • the text had orphans and rivers.
  • grammar mistakes

Final Illustrations:


Illustration for designers: An Eggy Pun Par-Tea (process)


Initially, I wanted to do an egg buffet themed event, revolving the different types of egg dishes in the world~ I came up with a list of the different unique egg dishes enjoyed over the world:

  • Singapore: soft boiled egg with kaya toast
  • Japan: Tamagoyaki sushi
  • America: Sunny side up in American breakfast
  • taiwan: Tea egg

I then realised that I had no visuals to go with the illustrations. My illustrations would be unique and just end up as illustrated food shots. so I decided to go with a new theme: An Egg Pun Par-Tea

it will be an event where people celebrate international egg day, where they sit down to have tea and share their best egg puns.


  • What did the meditating egg say? Ohmm….. let
  • this is so bad but omelette (ima let it) slide
  • What did the egg say to the clown? You crack me up
  • are they from the Yolk-uza?

sketches and digital versions:

it’s so bad but omelette it slide~

ohmmmm…. let 

you crack me up~

in the end, I decided to drop this illustartion in favour of a more


  1. invitation card
  2. bento box
  3. cup
  4. coaster
  5.  Instagram advert



Illustration for Designers: Varoom (Process)


I wanted to tackle the theme of style and how fast fashion is purely toxic. There was 2 main topic I wanted to address in my magazine: Human Rights and Environmental Pollution.

The textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture. These dyes used to dye our textiles are incredibly toxic. In China, the factory of the world, it is estimated that 70%  of the rivers and lakes are contaminated by the 2.5 billion gallons of wastewater produced by the textile industry.

In addition, not only is the working environment for the garment workers horrid, they are paid the bare minimum. workers are forced to meet an insane quota per day. if they are unable to hit the quota, they would have to work extra hours and are not allowed to go for toilet breaks or drink. In fact, many are being conned of a decent wage and are then forced to slave away in the factories. Furthermore, the Rana Plaza disaster highlight how unsafe their working environment is.

target audience:


I separated my sketches into three categories:

Top: shopaholic behaviour of consumers

Middle: the human rights of the worker

Bottom: environmental pollution derived from the fast fashion industry.

I decided to work further on these two thumbnails further: the shoes of shopaholic surrounded by bags, depicting the excessive consumption of fast fashion. the bags will be slowly melting to a puddle of toxic colours depicting rivers polluted by the textile industry.

the structure of the skirt is illustrated with cactus to show how beautiful yet painful it is for the workers.

the body of a young model will be covered by the worker’s hand. this shows the hands behind the laborious production of fast fashion and how horrid their working conditions are.

refined sketches and mood boards:

in the end, I decided to work on the second idea, as it has a stronger and more impactful concept. some of the pointers I received was that:

  • the blindfolds reminded the audience of bird box and that added connotation will not help in the work. remove the blindfolds and maybe have bras or a huge logo covering her face.
  • can think of using tattoos or branding od the brand logos on to the skin
  • the migrant worker’s hand should be used more effectively to lead the viewer’s eyes

final draft: