Cool Kid is a casual piece I wanted to have fun with. The colours I chose ended up reminding me of childhood summer scenes which I’m quite happy it turned out that way.
"Born in Hong Kong, Chris Cheung is a designer who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her interest in people and their human complexities began when she worked with children with dyslexia in a summer illustration program, where hidden inner worlds were explored through art and conversation. Chris Cheung’s style developed from a practice of traditional inking into a digital process that emulates the same textures. Her portfolio includes work in editorial illustrations, print advertising and short animations.
“My art explores my understanding of myself and my making sense of the world. My identity is directly connected to my art and I see art as a flow of consciousness and a record of my own reflections. My favourite thing to design are my characters, usually the goal in mind is to make myself laugh as I draw. That genuine joy is something I want to share with the viewer. I create playful characters that have a childlike simplicity, and are full of attitudes and loud personalities. These are some traits in people I’m most fond of so I create characters that mirror that. People are complex and full of contradictions, yet there is a happiness and peace in understanding that. This is the type of acceptance I want to share to my viewers through my art.”