Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Very Hipster Christmas

"Happy Holidays is what terrorists say. Merry Christmas, Avery & Jack" - if you don't watch 30 Rock already, watch it.

Anyway, season's greetings from Brooklyn! Presenting this year's cards,

Just out of curiosity, I'm thinking of setting up an online store to sell prints and stuff.. Would you buy these in sets of 12? I'm thinking of pricing 12 at around $25.. Here are some pictures of the prints:

They're 4"x6", printed on 16 pt dull cover cardstock with a matte-finish from - I highly recommend these guys; they're the most affordable I've found, the cardstock is nice and heavy, the finish is really nice and they do rounded corners! Their colour accuracy with mine was pretty good, although light palettes are hard to mess up, and the reds were matched up pretty close. However, my roommate also printed with them, and her dark blues looked almost black. It might have also had something to do with the paper? (she got 14 pt uncoated cover to save time) Anyway, I'm probably boring you to death with print-talk.

Anyway, if you have any advice, suggestions, or comments about selling prints I'd really appreciate all the help I can get!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Spot illo for Providence Monthly
Art Director: Alli Coate

Friday, December 10, 2010

Story of a Chisel Boy

A poster I did for my friend, Ben's stage production:

Story of a Chisel Boy, directed by Ben Lundberg, opens Dec. 15 and runs every day til Dec. 19 at Teatro Circulo. Get your tickets!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Nah, not really.. I'm just trying not to stop making work to stay sane - so here's one of those doodles:
Q, J, & Ace to follow?

Postcards I did for UNANIMA International in preparation for 2010's UN Climate Conference in Mexico. They wanted to bring to light how climate change affects water resources, asking negotiators to consider the importance of water to the people.

Friday, November 19, 2010

oto friday

Ever more type,
I started listening to Oto around sophomore year and kind of got hooked. I ended up using one of their songs in an animation, and just thought I'd play around with some type - I really want to try my hand at album art! Maybe one day... but for now, listen listen - they be straight chillen'

Check out Mando Veve's poster up for sale at! He did a fantastic job, and it was super fun seeing this go from sketch to finish to print.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

type @ cooper

I.... I.. think I love type.

I was fortunate enough to take part in a type design workshop at Cooper Union over the weekend called The Drawn Letter, taught by Ken Barber. It was my first time ever taking a type class (or any class to do with graphic design really), and it was just too much fun. Anyway, these are just some sketches done in class.

Also, you should check out Aaron Carambula's work - voted #1 by the class! It was really cool meeting all you super-hip graphic designers

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Ladies and gentlemen, Robyn has officially decided to stop being a baby and is now on twitter. Follow her story as she gets acquainted with Technology of the Future:

Monday, October 25, 2010


panel 001

lest my hands be idle.

this is the start of a jam comic with KJ, Jose, Sophia, Catherine and Victo :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

1200 Posters x Behance

2 announcements:

In collaboration with Big New Ideas and Greg Kozatek, I'm helping co-direct a project called 1200 Posters! We just launched our teaser site, and you can also follow us on facebook. Our first poster, by Mando Veve, will be released and up for sale this November 12 so keep an eye out!


I'm now on Behance, so feel free to browse and comment on stuff you like, you don't like, or just to say hello! You can also click the big blue "click to appreciate" button at the bottom of each project folder if you really like what you see :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

the smart internet

Hi chickies,

You'll never guess what.

"What, dear Robyn? That we love you and want to give you lotsa moneys in exchange for your drawing services?"

haha (modest laughter) oh, you flatter me! That would be nice but no, that isn't it.

"Then what, what? The suspense is killing us!"

Oh, alright...
I got my first book cover illustration published!

but seriously, check it out - it's called The Smart Internet: my mom's first book! For sale starting Dec. 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


If you're craving something spicy and snarky, head on over to Gayvorites to get your fix! This piece, and the article it was made for, will be posted tomorrow - Wednesday, Oct. 6th - so keep an eye out!

Stay warm, stay safe, and stay out of trouble, kids!

Monday, September 27, 2010

more moleskine

it is like a flood!


from the end of senior year and into the beginning of my first last summer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hello! I have returned from my misadventure into an online chasm of disconnected emptiness!

It has certainly been an eventful summer, full of firsts to finish off my twenty-first year! I tried my first time backpacking through Europe, first time without any academic obligations, first time living in Brooklyn - amongst other first things...

Anyway, now that I have access to the internet and a scanner again, I will be posting new moleskine pages in no time! But for now, here are a couple pieces I submitted to UNIQLO and Disney's joint tshirt competition. I only found out about it a few days before the deadline, so I'm afraid this was a bit of a rush job. Needless to say, I have been awake for very many hours - I guess this is one of the more useful skills I picked up at RISD??

I'm not too sure about actually winning, or even placing - though who's to stop me from dreaming? - but it was nice to have a deadline to work towards again. Summertime is always slow-going for making new work!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

new chapter

just graduated and am officially certified to make pictures with my shiny new Bachelor of Fine Arts!

in other news:
1. back in Toronto for a little bit, and I'm already starting to draw blanks creatively. I really need to get out of the house.
2. baller commencement speech delivered by Stephanie Rudig
3. you better believe we danced to jai ho at the end of our graduation ceremony! we practiced our butts off but it was a lot of fun :D videography is a little shoddy but eh, what can you do? choreographed by the amazing Sarah Farmer and Heather Freedman
4. Brooklyn turned out to be a no-go, so it's back to square one when I get back to Providence at the end of July - though still looking to live in NY; trying to be out there by August :)
5. backpacking through Europe with a couple friends from high school from June 21-July 13: London, Cracow, Prague, Berlin, Paris, Interlaken, Rome, and back to London - hook me up with tips, suggestions, things I must see!

anyway, here's some old stuff I forgot to post:

final version of Heliotrope poster - type in previous versions looked too much like a book cover

piece from a while ago made on the prompt of "texting while driving"
watercolour, gouache, pencil crayon
instructor: Fred Lynch
I don't know how I feel about posting work up here that I'm not particularly fond of. I guess it forces me to confront it.
That tree has no business being there all painted and dolled up, other than as a compositional anchor. -__-

I need to stop rendering the hell out of everything and just loosen up

Sunday, May 23, 2010


image for "The Wind" by Robert Louis Stevenson, touched up and type set

second draft with proper text

Saturday, May 22, 2010


first draft of a poster for my friend's degree project: Heliotrope, a film by Doris Yuan
ch-ch-ch-check her out

ink & digital
instructor: Fred Lynch

when in iceland

editorial piece for an article about Icelandic cuisine. Now, I grew up in a Chinese household so encounters with strange food aren't a big deal -- but these guys eat strange food; I'd quite like to try it one day.
instructor: Fred Lynch

Thursday, May 20, 2010

every-day adventures

this moleskine has become my escape button

pentel pocket brush pen, made in Japan:
most brilliant piece of plastic I ever bought

also edited the type on my king kong cover :)
I submitted it in Communication Arts' Design and Advertising competition under "book covers", so here's keeping my fingers crossed? I really have no idea how to gauge my chances in these things.

in other news: graduating June 5th and moving to Brooklyn!
rooming with Victo, Ben, and Steph :D