Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40, 2010

Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40, 2010
Alice Chan, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
Alice Chan
Asteria, Hong Kong

Cross-media artist Alice Chan's iconic 『baby-doll' style illustration has become something of a global phenomenon, with leading international brands such as The Peninsula, Fendi, Sportmas, Anna Sui, Shiseido, Coca-Cola and Docomo all having invited her to collaborate since the launch of her brand, Asteria.

Prior to Asteria, Chan's Tokyo exhibition marked the launch of her work and her popularity has grown rapidly ever since. She also regularly participates in local and international exhibitions, both solo and with other artists.

She was the first Asian artist to be invited by Paris' Galeries Lafayette to participate in a live painting show in 2008, and was invited by The Peninsula to open her gallery, 『Asteria by Alice Chan', in the same year.

C plus C Workshop , Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010 C plus C Workshop , Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010 C plus C Workshop , Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
C plus C Workshop
Hong Kong

Co-founded in 2005 by Choi Kim Hung, Eric Cheng Ka Hang and Simon Chung Shing Wang, C plus C Workshop specialises in graphic and visual communication.

The team all graduated from the Hong Kong Chingyin Institute of Visual Arts, specialising in graphic design. Chung went on to study furniture design and realisation at London Guildhall University, where he obtained a Master's degree in art, design and visual culture and subsequently returned to Hong Kong to focus on product and furniture design.

Cheng also has experience in the advertising and graphic design fields, while Choi had a stint working at Tommy Li Design Workshop, and also continued his education in the visual communications department at the Hong Kong Arts School.

Chris Lee, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
Chris Lee
Asylum, Singapore

Founder and creative director of Asylum, Chris Lee has led the highly-respected creative company for more than 10 years.

Comprising a design studio and a retail store, Asylum focuses on cross-disciplinary projects that include interactive design, product development, environmental and interior design, packaging, apparel design, branding and graphic design.

Asylum's work in the creative industry has been recognised with more than 70 international awards.

Lee has also been actively involved in prestigious design award shows around the world: he has served as a judge for the D&AD Awards in London, the Hong Kong Designers Association Awards, the Red Dot awards and Tokyo TDC in 2009.

He is also the founding member and President of The Design Society, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote visual culture through exhibitions, workshops and education.

Hjgher, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010 Hjgher, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010

Singaporean design duo Justin Long and Jerry Goh founded Hjgher in 2006. Their established design philosophy can be clearly seen in their works, which express a simple rhythm.

As an internationally-recognised design collective, Hjgher has won a number of Clio, AIA and HKDA awards over the years. The company's first self-published book — 『Dear J' — sold out on the first print run, received an AIGA and now resides in the Denver Art Museum.

Last year, the duo launched their own magazine, Underscore, in conjunction with the Singapore Design Festival. Both have also been invited to participate in festivals, seminars, workshops and exhibitions in Australia, London, Japan, Singapore and the US.

Imagine Wong, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
Imagine Wong
Zitype Workshop, Shenzhen

Founder and creative director of Zitype Workshop, Imagine Wong is also an executive member of the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association (SGDA), a founder of And Club and a member of Fat Bird Theatre.

Born in 1982, graphic designer, curator and art director Wong attended the College of Art and Design at Shenzhen University (2001-2005) and from 2005 to 2006 worked for the Alternative Archive, founded by Ou Ning and Cao Fei.

In 2007, he was art director for Phoenix Lifestyle magazine, in China, and curated the exhibitions Global Warming Design and Turning Design, in Shenzhen. In 2008 he was the one of curators of 70/80 Hong Kong New Designer Exhibition and Container 100 Project, and curated Another Space — Hotel Space Concept Art Exhibition.

His works have been featured in a variety of books and collections including, 3030 New Graphic Design In China, 1000 Works of 100 Young Designers (Episode 2), Asia-Pacific Design Yearbook (Episode 4) and Atlas of Graphic Designers.

Lun Wong, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
Lun Wong
Hong Kong

Born and raised in London, Lun Wong developed his artistic talent at a very young age, receiving formal training at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the University of Portsmouth.

Now a graphic designer and illustrator, Wong's immersion in London's street-art movement and urban culture lends a raw edge to his illustrations and graffiti style. His client list has included BBC International, Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier, Kronenbourg 1664, Pacific Coffee and Asia City Publishing. His work also caught the attention of Travis Barker, drummer with US punk rock group Blink 182.

His recent solo exhibition, Pop Attack, successfully raised money for the Cancer Fund. Wong is currently working for a new magazine which focuses on creative culture.

Tinja Wright, Graphic / New Media, 40 under 40 2010
Tinja Wright
Blank, Hong Kong

Born and bred in Scotland, Tinja Wright graduated from London's Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design and worked in the media for 15 years. After stints at Vogue and Elle, she became an interiors editor at The Telegraph Magazine in London, before launching the interiors section for the South China Morning Post.

In 2007, she set up Sparkle Communication, a boutique graphic design and communications agency. Past and current clients include Hyatt International, CLSA, Deloitte, Citigroup, The Ritz-Carlton, Knight Frank and Lane Crawford. In 2008, the company was included in The List magazine's choice of Hong Kong's Top Three Web Designers.

Spotting a gap in the market for affordable art, Wright recently launched Blank, an online art store specialising in inexpensive, striking canvasses which can be customised to suit the size, style and colour palette of a client's space. Although she doesn't claim to be creating art in the conventional sense, she is hoping to elevate graphic art to a more artistic level.