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Quick Facts

  • Short asian female known as Elaine
  • Somewhat bilingual, best with English
  • Tolerant, hard worker and clear thinker
  • Dessert fiend, chocolate is my friend
  • Passionate about design and digital illustration
  • Avid love for experimenting with design and code

  • Likes: desserts, horses, music, books, drawing, design
    Dislikes: anything medical related, public transport, tofu

    Education


    2014 (ongoing) - Media Design School
    Graduate Diploma in Interactive Design

    2008-11 - Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design major)

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    Design

    Coming from a graphic design background, I am proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite products. With a strong eye for detail, I have a profound love for illustration and have prepress knowledge and experience.
    Adobe Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop / After Effects / Dreamweaver

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    Development

    A self-taught coder who eventually undertook study to further her knowledge, I am a problem solver who is competent in HTML/CSS. While still a relative beginner to jQuery and Javascript languages, I am slowly becoming more proficient as I further my career in the web industry.
    HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery / Javascript / Wordpress

    projects

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    Illustration

    A collection of drawings / digital illustration I create for fun in my spare time.
    The knowledge gained from this digital medium often feeds into my web and graphic design work.

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    Fei Moves Homes

    Final university project, this self-generated brief involved creating an illustrated book aimed at children aged 5-8 that explores the idea of culture shock, and helps children to realise that while migration may be difficult at first, they are not alone in the seemingly overwhelming differences, and that it gets better if given a chance.

    Nature's Beauty

    Business card and letterhead created for a New Zealand skincare company, Nature's Beauty.

    Obesity Lifestyle

    Three poster series for a university-brief campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of obesity. Aimed at working people, the posters aim to draw attention to the three main points about our current lifestyle that is creating obesity, and advertise the proferred website

    Remis Profile Design

    Profile design for a fictional mint candy business, aimed at an adult audience. With corporates as the audience, a structured and typographic path was chosen for a clean, professional feel, and following the company's three main colours.

    Graphic Design

    Please click below to view a selection of my graphic design and print work, including brochures, packaging, poster prints, and more.

    Fei Moves Homes

    Illustrated book aimed at helping children understand the idea of culture shock.

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    Nature's Beauty Branding

    Branding stationery for Nature's Beauty.

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    Obesity Lifestyle

    Three poster series to raise awareness about obesity.

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    Remis Profile Design

    Profile design for a fictional mint candy business, aimed at an adult audience.

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    Indulge

    A search listing for finding dessert venues around Central Auckland that provide more upperclass, quality sweets for the sweet-inclined. Utilises Wordpress and Pods plugin.

    Nature's Beauty

    A redesign for the website of a natural skincare company, Nature's Beauty. Brief was to keep the website simple, elegant and professiona, with use of photography to showcase the New Zealand aspect.

    NZ Migration

    A one page infographic on the statistics of immigrants to New Zealand, aimed at young adults and older. The idea is to provide information in a very illustrative manner to make information interesting to the viewer.

    Hue Artists' Circle

    Class project to create a data driven site. Hue is an artists' circle site, showcasing the work of 6 amateur digital artists.

    Web Design

    Please click below to view my most recent interactive work, websites I have designed and coded.

    Indulge

    A search listing for finding dessert venues around Central Auckland, utilises Wordpress and Pods plugin.

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    Nature's Beauty

    A redesign for the website of a natural skincare company, Nature's Beauty.

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    NZ-Migration

    An illustrative one page infographic on the statistics of immigrants to New Zealand.

    Hue Artist's Circle

    An artists' circle site, showcasing the work of 6 hobbyist digital artists.

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    Get in touch

    Like my work? Feel free to contact me via the details below, I'd love to have a chat about any potential projects be it web, graphic or illustrative. Promise I won't bite!