MANILA – Outside Pomme Chan’s studio recently, one can find a poster with detachable strips of watercolor. “Feel free to take your color,” it reads in a swishy hand-written script. “Enjoy.”
This alone already clues one in to the kind of design that the Bangkok-based graphic designer and illustrator has come to be known for: feminine, whimsical, and ultimately inviting.
Born and educated in Bangkok, Chan moved to London in 2002 to study Graphic Design and Communication at the London College of Communication.
Taking inspiration from nature, architecture, and traveling, Chan built a body of work taking various forms, from interior design, to painting, to illustration, to typography, and installation.
Her unique aesthetic has made it to the pages of the Telegraph, IDN, Grafik, Curvy Book, and FT, and also won over clients such as SOny, MTV, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Selfridges, Microsoft, The Guardian, Nike, and Topshop.
In 2012, along with a team of partners, she started a lifestyle brand called What If Decor, which eventually became a cafe and lifestyle shop in Bangkok.
But Chan did not stop there. As if managing What If was still too easy, in 2014, she co-founded AM/PM Agency, Thailand’s first illustration agency.
Check out Chan’s work at www.pommechan.com, and learn from Chan herself at the upcoming Graphika Manila conference on January 31 to February 1 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay.
For more information, visit http://www.graphikamanila.com/