Elsie Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong. A graduate of Visual communication from Hong Kong Poly U, she works mainly with simple graphic illustrations, delicate watercolour paintings and minimal prints.
She has been working in London since 2009, where her love of nature keeps her exploring the hidden places in the city. It is those encounters with the changing seasons which keep her continually inspired.
Jan-Jun2006 Coventry University, United Kingdom exchange student
May-Jun2005 Tsinghua University in Art, Beijing exchange student
2004-2007 the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Yr1-3 BA in Visual communication 1ST CLASS HONS
2000-2003 Caritas Bianchi College of Careers Yr1-3 BTEC Higher National Diploma (Graphic design)
1999-2000 Hong Kong Design First Institute Foundation (Commercial Design)
1994-1999 S.K.H Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School F1-5
Nov2007-2009 Designer & Assistant to Managing Director MCCM Creations
MCCM Creations is a Hong Kong based publishing house, specialising in books on art, design and visual culture. During my time at the company I was the sole designer. I worked closely with the company manager/founder, taking projects from conception to publication. In addition to my design duties I was called upon to handle administrative work such as budget planning, material sourcing, the organisation of book launch events, talks, communication with authors and contract designers. I took notes in meetings and made sure that agreed actions were followed up.
Jan2006-2007 Teaching assistant School of design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Sep2006-now Freelance illustrator Assisting the Professor in our Department (School of Design)
My duties were helping him to keep his teaching materials well organised and I also assisted on cultural research materials for teaching purposes. Drawing is my primary creative outlet. I have pursued my love for illustration outside of office hours. My works have been published in several local cultural magazines.