Xibé people is a minority from north Xinjiang, in China.
Atina Kuo, a now celebrated restauranteur from one of the last Xibé regions known to man, took the challenge to open a venue that wanted to break through the wide assortment of chic restaurants in downtown Shanghai.
The result of our collaboration is a brand that thrives with exotic energy. A great combination of contemporary and clean lines, with accents from her hometown.
Role: Branding, Creative Advisor
Photography: Amanda See
Baobei Foundation is a charity whose purpose is to provide life saving surgeries to Chinese orphans born with gastrointestinal or neurological birth defects. We raise funds to pay for transport from the orphanage to Shanghai, the surgeries and the day to day aftercare. Our work is made possible by several Shanghai medical professionals, Chinese Orphanages, and Shanghai locals, expatriates and international businesses.
Role: Design & Creative Advisor
Vcleanse is a lifestyle company dedicated to the art of purposeful eating. To eat purposefully is to nourish your body deliberately with foods that help you reach your health goals.
With an extremely simple information architecture, their mobile experience site aimed to let customers buy online in 3 steps. The goal of the site was to be used as a sales assistant tool, in which customers attending a fair, a sales event, or visiting their many stores around the world, would be sent a short URL to complete a purchase and have it delivered to their door in 24 hours.
Role: Creative Advisor
Shanghai.Villas is a central hub for real estate agencies that offer family-friendly homes in the most beautiful areas of Shanghai. Work in progress.
Role: Founder & Creative Director
Creating a brand for Zen proved to be a great opportunity to disrupt a market that has been ruled by traditional Chinese practices for centuries.
The brand was designed to create a memorable accent that would live in the white space of the diverse fronts of the business. Clean interiors, minimal wayfinding, relaxing sound design and elegant branding assets, compliment an experience that has gathered great reactions from a consumer market that didn't know what to expect until we showed it to them.
Role: Branding, Design & Creative Advisor
Renowned photographer & filmmaker Jiang Xiao Wei is one of the most successful creatives in China. These are some concepts for his studio branding.
Role: Brand Designer, Creative Advisor
Mockup Photography ©Stocksy
Livewell Asia is a Luxury Gifting platform that launched in early 2011. Several luxury Spa treatments and gift options were offered during a limited period of time, allowing customers to define, customize and ship dozens of luxury service treats.
Role: Creative Advisor, Experience Design
Playlist was a pioneering project that aimed to create a community that would allow people to share music listening sessions in real time with other users. It evolved in concept to become a personal music broadcasting platform for independent artists up to renowned labels.
The project was shut down in 2011. It has been refactored since.
Role: Creative Advisor, UX/UI Design
EF Englishtown is the world's largest online english school, and it's proprietary education method known as Efekta™ has enabled product designers, academics and engineers, to create a fundamentally better way for people to learn a new language.
In the last year, we redefined the tools and services that renders our product to our B2B & B2C customers. A mobile-first approach, allowed us to tailor the delivery of a complex course structure, in bite-size lessons and activities, increasing our product and brand engagement, usability, and exposure.
Team: Experience Design @ EF Learning Labs
Role: Creative Director
With a logo from Paul Rand and office furniture from Vitra, it should be immediately evident to any design professional that EF cares deeply about design.
But design for us extends beyond graphics into experiences. To really create a world-changing service we need to be the best in visual design, interaction design and experience design, that magical intersection point of everything we do.
In the heart of bustling Shanghai is a collection of software engineers, designers, linguists and film-makers set to transform learning as we know it.
Originally inspired by a joint research project between EF and Apple into the future of language learning, EF Labs' mission for more than a decade has been to use technology to create a fundamentally better way to learn a language.
Role: Creative Director
There are two billion English speakers in the world. If you want to do business with them, your people will need English to do so, and they’ll need it now.
EF Corporate Language Learning for Business, Schools and Government, is a special division of EF Education that can help people to accelerate English learning – for a single CEO, hundreds of knowledge workers or tens of thousands of customer-facing staff.
The challenge of designing a platform that supports innovative language programs, and can deliver greater progress for more people in less time than any other method, is only possible with worldwide collaboration across teams with diverse disciplines and expertise.
The result? A beautiful, functional platform where corporate customers can grow faster, collaborate better and win a bigger share of new markets than companies who rely on traditional classrooms or software-only solutions.
Role: Creative Director
On my journey to capture scenes of city that moves faster than my understanding of it, I found myself discovering beautiful urban landscapes, great people, and more than a hundred stories.
I've done several photo exhibitions in the last years, capturing an honest and unaltered view of the people and streets of a metropolis that never runs out of fashion.
An online shop for prints is coming soon.
Personal Print Project. Acquired by Microsoft in late 2007.
Hand picked collection of digital artworks.
Selected web design works.
At their best, desktop wallpapers bring animation to often lifeless computer screens, reflecting the personality of the user and acting as a calling card for creative talent. The Desktopography project arrived in 2005 as a place to download nature / topological themed wallpapers with edits from selected designers.
For the designer, creating wallpapers is a great way to perfect your craft and create images specifically for different environments from desktops and laptops to mobile phones and MP3 players.
Ever since its conception, Desktopography has been a non–profit, fun project and we would encourage you to share this site with family, friends and people you know, there is something here for everyone not just designers. All of the wallpapers here can be downloaded in a variety of sizes.
Desktopography is curated by Pete Harrison. The works exposed here are my personal contribution to the project.