We are super excited to be hosting some of the most creative minds from across Asia Pacific at MAKE IT 2017 on 3 August, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. With exclusive access at MAKE IT, our insiders will share their experience from the event floor. Featured below are a few of them. Get to know them a little bit better and follow their MAKE IT experience on their social media channels.
Follow all the action from the event using #MAKEITAPAC . You can also catch the Livestream of the event HERE.
Mark Conlan is a multi disciplined Illustrator from Dublin, Ireland. He is currently working and living in Melbourne. Mark develops conceptual based illustration for products, editorial, publishing, advertising campaigns and one off commissions for clients all around the world.
His style focuses on a strong use of character and composition empowered by whimsical and emotional situations. Incorporating rich and vibrant colour palettes, my aim is to produce atmospheric imagery that surpasses the brief. You will often see little happy characters or an array of plants and foliage making an appearance throughout Mark’s work 🙂
Follow Mark on Twitter @markJconlan, Instagram, Facebook and Behance
Tang Yau Hoong
Yau Hoong is an illustrator living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With a passion for creative thinking, Yau Hoong makes illustrations that are conceptual, surreal and fun. He has worked with various clients across advertising, editorial, apparel and other design projects. When not doing commercial work, Yau Hoong enjoys honing his skills through personal projects.
Follow Yau Hoong on Twitter @TangYauHoong, Instagram, Facebook , Pinterest and Behance
Sha’an d’Anthes is an illustrator from Sydney, Australia, whose obsession with storytelling began as a child. As a teenager, Sha’an began creating work under the pseudonym Furry Little Peach which she’s since grown into a brand that has garnered an audience of hundreds of thousands worldwide.
Sha’an works predominantly with watercolours to create imagery that is playful and full of whimsy – with nature, childhood and nostalgia as key themes. Her work has been sold and exhibited internationally, and the illustrator has worked on a number of commercial campaigns and services for clients including Netflix, Oreo, ABC, Fanta, Warner Bros Records, Element, & Yen Magazine.
Follow Sha’an on Twitter @furrylittlpeach and Instagram
Alicia Souza is a freelance illustrative designer and entrepreneur from Bengaluru, India. Her company manufactures gifting and artist merchandise under her label. Her work has also been licensed by various companies. Some of her clients include Penguin, Google, The Mint, Yahoo, AOL, 3M, Wipro, Cadbury/Mondelez, INK, Time Out, Cornetto, Air Asia, Kyoorius, Amazon, The Hindu, Champak and Tinkle. She is also an INK Fellow and does talks on creativity at various TEDx’s and colleges around India.
Besides drawing, she enjoys obsessing over her dogs, Charles-Brown and Lola-bear, writing snail mail and ‘pretzeling’ herself into various yoga-poses.
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Sally is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Sydney. Her passion for design lies in fashion, graphics and illustration. She grew up drawing on everything, making all manner of things from scraps and in general always trying to design, style and make things visually exciting. She started a project called the ‘Lust List’ 4 years ago, which is a daily post of hand illustrated fashion & beauty products which has taken Australia by storm!
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Louise Kellerman founded Design Assembly in 2008. She is the managing director and creative director of Design Assembly. Design Assembly supports New Zealand’s graphic design community to inclusively connect, educate and inspire each other. The website showcases the latest NZ design work and thinking, and provides designers with plenty of opportunities to connect with, inspire – and be inspired by – others in New Zealand’s graphic design community. Louise graduated with a bachelors degree in graphic design from AUT University and a graduate certificate in business in 2000. She worked in studios in both Auckland and London for over 15 years and now devotes all of her time to growing Design Assembly. Louise regularly speaks to design schools throughout New Zealand and was a keynote speaker at the Adobe Roadshow 2016 in Auckland.
Follow Louise on Twitter @dsgnassemblynz and Instagram
Wanchana Intrasombat (Vic)
Vic graduated in Fine Arts in 2008, and further developed his skills for digital painting through self-learning. In 2010, Vic received an award from CGSociety, and after that ventured into 2D concept art as a freelancer, working for various agencies, studios and brands around the world. Through the years, Vic has been involved in character design projects for numerous CG animated commercials, games, animation feature films, as well as visual development for brands such as Coca-Cola, KFC, Hisense. In 2014, Vic started his own concept design studio, StudioKun, in Bangkok.
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Beci Orpin is an illustrator, designer and maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Since graduating from BA Textile Design at RMIT, she has run her own freelance design studio for over 20 years, creating a wide variety of work for clients including Gorman, Visa, The Guardian, Urban Outfitters and Virgin. Beci has also been appointed in Creative Director position for Arro Home, Gorman and Good Hustle Hospitality. Most recently, Beci has authored four DIY books : “Find & Keep’, ‘Home’, ‘Make & Do’ and most recently ‘Sunshine Spaces’ (Hardie Grant / Rizzoli / Chronicle’), which have had world-wide releases. She has authored and illustrated one children’s book ‘Find me a Castle’ (Penguin) and is currently working on her second children’s title due out in 2018 (Scribble). Beci also frequently exhibits her work both locally and internationally, and has been a keynote speaker in various design conferences. Beci Orpin is represented by The Jacky Winter Group (Aus) and A-Gent (Japan).
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