Olive Lai
Chinese graphic designer based in London, UK

Bio

About Me

 
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Hi there!

I am a hustling creative. I work on communication design by day, developing skills for food photography and drawing by night. Aside from design, I am passionate about good food and great films. I love nature, animals and genuine people.

I am also involved with TypeThursday, an NGO dedicated to creating a community for people who love letterforms. As the Communications Lead for London, I look after TypeThursday London's social media channels and communication assets.

I am always on the look out for new challenges, if you are feeling the creative vibes, drop me a line via my contact page and I will get back to you shortly.

Cheers!


What others say about me

Enthusiasm and focus are two words that would sum up Olive. Not only is Olive a talented graphic designer, as communications lead for TypeThursday London she shows her skill at managing multi-channel promotional schedules and co-ordinates the team of volunteer designers. Working with MailChimp and HootSuite to implement comms via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, she is a can-do person. When there is a last minute change or requirement Olive is never phased and calmly delivers every time. Olive is analytical and a great team player, seeking input from team members and ensuring everyone is kept informed.

She’s friendly and warm, passionate about type and I appreciate her energy to keep things moving forward. Olive also demonstrates the TypeThursday values clearly continually seeking to understand and learn from her experiences.
— Julie, Chapter Lead at TypeThursday
As a key member of the global marketing team at Legendary, Olive was instrumental in far-reaching campaigns for some of our biggest titles... Olive was an excellent link with our China office, able to take control of the in-market localisation needs and ensure the China office were equipped with event, digital and social materials for their campaign. She’ll be an asset wherever she goes next!
— Laura, Marketing Manager at Legendary Entertainment
Olive worked in my department for almost two years as one of my lead designers. She was a key member of the department who could always be counted on to come up with innovative ideas... She is extremely capable having worked on print, digital, video and animation projects. Her contribution has been invaluable, affecting not only the UK team but Macmillan design globally, helping to raise the standard of our products.
— Will, Head of Design at Macmillan Education
She is a problem solver, with a great sense of design combined with commercial and end user awareness. She has a lovely personality and is an excellent listener and negotiator. Very reliable, I could always be confident she would deliver her designs on time and they were always of the highest standard. I’d recommend her to anyone who is looking for an excellent designer and team player.
— Annalisa, Design Manager at Macmillan Education