Advertorial designs for Samsung China

July 8, 2014 By Olive Lai





Advertorial designs for Samsung China, targeting the vibrant young working professional market.


Chinese Explorer Magazine cover redesign

January 4, 2013 By Olive Lai




The use of Chinese typography for a redesign proposal for Explorer magazine in China.



Tea stain Sketch – Japanese girl

November 20, 2012 By Olive Lai

Another sketch using the stain shaped by used teabag.



Originally posted on my personal blog Something Silly Everyday.

tea stain sketch – Greek man

November 20, 2012 By Olive Lai

A sketch using the shape of a teabag stain on recycle paper.




Originally posted on my personal blog Something Silly Everyday.

Across magazine redesign proposal

November 2, 2012 By Olive Lai


A redesign proposal of the logo, front cover and two example spreads for Chinese travel magazine Across.

For published work I’ve done at Across, please see my Portfolio.


Note: Girls on the bikes photo (first pic) taken by Thomas Angus.



Animation ‘A Capital in Flux’ in show

October 11, 2012 By Olive Lai



My animation ‘A Capital in Flux’ shown in Sussex University’s Media Practice Degree Show between May 23 and May 31, 2012.

Please see here for the full animation.


North Wind and the Sun Process

October 8, 2012 By Olive Lai

A selection of documentation on how my animation project North Wind and the Sun processed.

scene development

scene development


character development

story boards sketches

story boards sketches




Nineteen Miles – film poster and DVD cover sketches

September 26, 2012 By Olive Lai

Please click the images to enlarge

animation character – an update

March 15, 2012 By Olive Lai

I’ve decided to change my animation character to the motor driver rather than tuk tuk driver, because the motor driver looks a bit older than the tuk tuk driver – a more suitable choice for the story.


updating scene production

March 15, 2012 By Olive Lai

Some tests for still scenes (23 Mar):

stylised scene with texture background:

photo scene with texture background:

This is the most up to date scene, with a sky. The photos used 2 studio lights with soft box and brolly to create a soft image. (Posted 19 Mar)

lighting setup:


posted in Mar 15 – 3d map in making:

digital version:

lighting style reference 1:

lighting style reference 2:

reference source:


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