I joined Facebook.
I started a blog.
Did 2-3 Annual Reports + 3 Books.
Amos Lee was born and became the underdog hit.
Amos Lee two was born and topped the best seller's list at no. 4.
Went to Melbourne to see old buddies.
Went to Viet. and dodged scary traffic.
Went to Thailand and hunted for **** forks.
Went to Sweden and had meatballs.
Made a celebrity friend.
Did massive over time at work.
Overdosed on coffee-shop food.
Started salad lunches.
Attended 4 "baby 1st month party"
Attended 3-4 exhibition openings
Cycled up and down East Coast Park countless times.
Cycled to serangoon.
Not too bad of a year.
I would love to specially thank the many who have bought, borrowed, begged and bagged a copy of The Diary of Amos Lee. Thanks for your support, for loving my work and making it worth the late nights, the heartachs, and constant complains and missed or late appointments that my friends and colleagues have to go through while working on the book. Always keep the child in you, with you. Happy New Year everyone :)
The Diary of Amos Lee: Girls, Guts and Glory!
Hot of the press, 2nd of the series, following the successful "I sit, I write, I flush!” (Top 10 of Straits Times, Bestseller's List).
Written by Adeline Foo, “Girls, Guts and Glory!”, is packed with more full scene illustrations as compared to the first book, including "photographs" taken by Amos with his Polaroid camera (Sneeky, sneeky). This Project took me 3mths to complete including layout and cover. Although I would have liked more time to improve on a few things, I reckon it’s pretty decent work and a step up from the previous book I illustrated. To the readers out there – ENJOY!
The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush!
A fully illustrated book written by Adeline Foo and published by Epigram. Amos Lee is a 9 year old, typical Singaporean boy who rants, raves, complains, whines, jokes about his life in a diary, which his mummy makes him write, in the toilet.
Amos Lee has since made his debut in London on Singapore Day (thanks to MICA), and will be (If not already) in all good bookshops. Keep an eye out for him :)
Client: The Ministry of Education, Singapore
The Teacher's Toolbox consist of materials to aid teachers in the Petals system. Included in the toolbox is a timeline of education in singapore, A "handbook", a deck of case study cards and an interactive CD-Rom.
A Gardener's Log, is a collection of articles from Thien's columns in "The Business times". It is a book about life, memories and gardening.
A set of fonts was created based on inter-twining vines and flowers to create a "natural" floral feel for the book.
First-Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative Grant awarded for a project with done with a friend, Angie. We have always said that if there was a chance to work together on a children's book, we should do it. And it came.
Having the story told in accordion format allows one page to "bleed" to the next, thus showing the "flow" of the story. It has an intermission in the middle, where Holly the nightingale (Named after a friend of ours), got lost, and you have to turn it over to find out what happened next. It was a fun project and a start of many more to come.
Book comes in a box with some activity cards.
STAMP 01 is a citywide project that celebrates the city, city-life and you, the city-dweller. 40 city post-boxes were selected for makeovers and through a selection, 40 teams selected out of over 1000 entries were given the chance to showcase their design to the rest of the country!
Larry sat at milliena walk for over a year attempting to eat up the postbox. More yummy then individual letters ;)
Special Thanks to Holly, Angie, Charmaine, Pearl, Vernie, Hong Shin who came by to help with the painting.
A proposal done for The Children's Society Annual Report. The concept was based on the idea that by donating or by being part of the Children's Society, no matter how big or small, you are "colouring" the children's life. Proposed the Annual Report to be done like a children's colouring book.
Client: Singapore Children's Society
Give was a logo developed for a charity drive for the Singapore Children's Society, that is an independent and non-profit organisation that relies entirely on the goodwill and support of the public. Singapore Children's Society help protect and nurture children and youth of all races and religions, especially those who are abused, neglected, and/or from dysfunctional families.
Client: Atomzi/Spring Singapore
The brief was to create an appealing "give-away" to educate the public on steps they can take to ensure freshness in milk and dairy products. What better way then to have a "cow" magnet that you can stick on your fridge to remind you. Oh and yes.. we do need the Udder!
Client: Discovery Vacation Camp
A set of illustrations that was done for Dr. Seet when I was at my first full-time job. Illustrations were used for website: http://www.discovery-camp.com, brochures and other promotional items. Last year, Dr. Seet found my hiding hole and commissioned for additional illustrations that compliments with those done 7 years ago. :)
Client: National Youth Week '03
Poster and postcard. One of the many jobs I did at The Design Center during my Uni years. Rather than showing a bunch of kids involved in activities, I have them "hanging out". The shoes reflect different personalities and I kept the colours "bubble-gum" fun youthful and cheery.
A Uni research project about icons and identity.
The outcome was a set of "ID-tags" that is worn as a band on the wrist with a tab to insert your own icons that can be downloaded based on a series of questions. The bands are packaged together in a pack with tabs that can be printed on. The end product is called Icon-tabs and is proposed to be sold, marketed to school-going children.
A series of plasticine models for a poly advertising assignment in 1999. The Ad was for a cat food brand. The idea was based on usual Subjects that cats will normally chase for fun or for food. These "Subjects" are shown relaxed, calm and in no fear/danger because the cat is more interested in the cat food. Tragic though, my models were squashed by an air-con repair man when he stepped on them by accident.