Portfolio: Lok Ng

Graphic designer, illustrator, calligrapher and typographer

Lok Ng likes to merge illustration with calligraphy in order to integrate traditional spirit and character of design of Chinese artworks, while mixing in feelings drawn from Japanese artists, and some ideas from Western design.

"Possibly, as I’m colourblind, I love black, white and grey," says Lok. "[Even when I use colour], I’m more inclined to employ a mixture of simple but greatly contrasted shades."

Where did you train, and did you specialize in any one area?

I'm self-taught.

What are your favourite tools?

A Chinese brush and my computer.

What techniques do you use most?

These mainly include calligraphy, layout and graphic design.

What has been your favourite piece you've created and why?

I love the Unknown, Loveliness, Floating and Immit Love. They signified a milestone for me – I successfully mixed calligraphy with illustration – and remind me of the time I worked with Yasumasa Yonehara. Among these, I regard Floating and Unknown as my best works.

What computer packages do you use?

Photoshop and Illustrator.

What clients have you worked for? Where have you exhibit your work?

I’ve had a wide range of clients, including MTV, Tiger Translate, Suren magazine, Newwebpick, Rvlvr magazine, Kule magazine and Canton radio. My work has been displayed at concerts, on websites, in magazines and at metro stations.

What are your favourite websites and blogs?

Pinterest and Behance

Floating


Floating. Photography by Yasumasa Yonehara. Model: Aoitsukasa.

Loveliness

A most beautiful flowering. Photography by Yasumasa Yonehara. Model: Aoitsukasa.


Loveliness

A most beautiful flowering. Model: Aoitsukasa.

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Unknown

"Sometimes maybe you're just seeing part of the story," says Lok. "Only by observing attentively will help you understand all things."


Ever changing

RI XIN YUE YI (ever changing)


Immit Love

Immit Love. Lok says that the concept behind this piece and it's companion piece (next slide) is that "love can give power and strength, like the universe. But love is not always nice, sometimes it will make you feel worry, sad and painful. Thus, positive and negative, black and white, hot and cold, always two faces."

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Immit Love

Immit Love. Lok says that the concept behind this piece and it's companion piece (previous slide) is that "love can give power and strength, like the universe. But love is not always nice, sometimes it will make you feel worry, sad and painful. Thus, positive and negative, black and white, hot and cold, always two faces."


F.I.R.

I was invited by F.I.R, a top singer from Taiwan and worked in co-operation to produce this design.


Art Flower

A type design interpreting flowers and art.

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AWT Image Poster

awt design inc. / image poster / the first used calligraphy for poster key visual.


ZHUSHI and CHUNRI typography design

The CHUNRI typeface embodies a tough and athletic feeling.


ZHUSHI and CHUNRI typography design

The style of the ZHUSHI typeface uses points, lines, plan and concept of calligraphy.

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