Chinese logo

I designed a logo for a client who is a realtor. He prefers the traditional and modern logo with the red and gold. This is related to Chinese culture. He chose traditional red stamp logo which has tiger/lion or dragon type doorknocker, but the lines should be clean and simplified. He also wanted his Chinese name in the logo.

I had some concepts; however, I was considered for the doorknocker that might have a bit more details. For Chinese name, I am not the one who designed the Chinese calligraphy. My manager reached a calligrapher to create for us. I pondered about two different logos – the doorknocker logo and red stamp logo with Chinese name.

IMG_7981 IMG_7982For another logo, I brought red paint, black ink and erasers. I just played with stamping erasers on my sketchpad. Scanning this page and then adjusting the colours. Added the name on the stamps.10597290_680600735350896_1445524626_n IMG_7992


IDSL Picnic 2014

An organizer, who works for BCCSD  (BC Cultural Society for the Deaf), enjoyed viewing my work in Facebook page. He thought of requesting me to create a flyer for IDSL, which stands for International Day of Sign Language. He just left me creativity and whatever my style is unique. My concept is that the flyer demonstrates the simple layout, including the icons and noise texture. The illustration in the first row is extremely recognizable as the places in Queen’s Park. The icons are obviously identified by the range of young and old people. Overall, this design looks calm.

IDSL Picnic 2014

ASL sign for “I love you” on Valentine’s Day

Please share this awesome video to your hearing loved ones who in turn can share with others all over the world.

Many deaf and hard of hearing people over the world always use the words “I love you” in sign language. There are also 10% of hearing people that can do it was well.

In fact, 90% of the population don’t know sign language. But it’s worth to try, isn’t it?

Where: Vancouver

Deaf community got complained about Nelson Mandela ‘fake’ interpreter beside Pres. Obama in South Africa. We decide to put Deaf community in a happy place to watch this video after an adorable girl singing Christmas songs by using sign language for her deaf parents. Watch YouTube video – KODA in Kindergarten Holiday Concert

We hope that more people will be willing to learn sign language to join the deaf community. We will definitely love that! It would be fun! If you talk to someone through a window, they can’t hear. Use sign language. Is it a good idea?

My closest friend, Carlo and I planned to take videos of more people. At first, we awkwardly approached the first person who accepted our request. It went better than we thought. We also asked other friends for assisting us to get more people. Some rejected and some accepted. It was such a roller coaster. And, our goal was to get 500 people.

Unfortunately, we didn’t reach 500. It is only 175 we got since some of us had work and got sick. However, after posting YouTube video on Facebook, we can see that everyone actually loves it!

I would love to thank to the people who participated in the video.

Special thanks for the kind assistance:

  • Carlo Louise Castillo
  • Dianne Cervantes
  • Abby Capisonda
  • Judy Khuu
  • Joey Edward Conrad
  • Leah Gorospe
  • Yiba Heo

Urban Life


Why does this lady have the buildings on the top of her massive hair? She was born and has been living in the urban area for several years. For some reasons, she looks depressed because she is tired of living in her place. Her town is really busy just like hundreds of hardworking ants walking around. The vehicles make noise all the time. The crowds on the sidewalks overwhelms her. The sun is blocked by the buildings because they are taller and close to each other. She is sometimes frightened of criminal gangs hiding in the hidden streets where they enjoy painting graffiti on the walls. And, she doesn’t want to see riot whenever it happens. In fact, she needs to move out. Maybe she will move to a peaceful and warm place in the future.

This is what the urban areas look like and what happens. I observe the difference between rural and urban areas. I used to travel to both of them. In the Philippines, my family and I lived in the capital city and my relatives live in an rural area. However, I love both of areas because of great trips and experiences.


Gabby’s illustration gift

Gabby_wmoptThis is my niece Gabby’s surprising birthday gift. In fact, she requested me to draw for her a million times, but no time because of travelling in the Philippines and preparing my big sister’s wedding props. I decided to surprise her. I’m really glad that she is happy with the illustration.