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Chean Wei Law
Ringling School of Art and Design
Category: Self-Expression
Work title: Characteristic Icons
Country: United States


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Chean Wei Law a.k.a. “undoboy” was born in Seremban, Malaysia. He received a graphic design diploma from the Baruvi Academy after two years, and worked as a graphic designer in an advertising agency in Malaysia. He decided to further his studies in the U.S. and recently graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design with a BFA (graphic design). Now he is working at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami, Florida, as an interactive designer. In the next two years, he wishes to publish his own design book and produce toys. He hopes his designs will bring happiness to both the public and himself.

Communication objective
This work represents my search to understand who I am. The world that I create in this piece is my self-portrait. The icons reflect my memories and experiences. They have their own characters, stories, names and identity numbers. I use icons as a medium to visualize my past because they are symbols that can express ideas simply. Through the use of icons, people can understand each other without the complications of any language barriers.[nbsp /]

Tools used
I used Adobe® Illustrator® to trace all my icons and the background I drew. In order to get a very perfect curve and line quality, I used pathfinder to add, subtract and divide my shapes. Swatch library and swatches tool make it easy for me to pick and match colors. Smart guide, transform tool and align tool help me to get the precise position.

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