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Artist, Designer, Illustrator
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kamwei’s Creative Experience Kamwei has worked in art direction and design disciplines for almost two decades. Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Grey are among the creative agencies where he has lent his expertise in corporate branding, integrated advertising campaigns, creative strategy and creative consultation. His accolades include Gold, Silver at AdFest, Bronze at One Show, Spikes Asia, AWARDS, Excellence works at Tokyo TDC and many more. His design and art pieces have found their way to art festivals and galleries in the US, Australia, China, Taiwan, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
– WORKING EXPERIENCE – 2013-Present Artist/Designer/Illustrator 2009-Present BO&FRIENDS – Self-initiated/funded Art Project 2012-2013 M&C SAATCHI Design Director/Head of Design 2011-2012 LEO BURNETT/ALPHA 245 Senior Art Director 2009-2010 DIA BRAND CONSULTANTS Senior Brand Designer 2006-2008 MCCANN ERICKSON Art Director 2005-2006 DENTSU Art Director 2005-2005 OGILVYONE Art Director 2003-2005 G2 WORLDWIDE Senior Designer 2001-2003 3NITY Digital Designer – EXHIBITIONS – 2015 George Town Festival 2015 MYDesign Exhibition Organised by George Town Festival and Malaymail Online Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia Invited by Malaymail Online to exhibit Bo&Friends Bo the goldfish ceramic sculptures and paintings. “Bespoke Chemistry: A Remix Of Art And Progress” Art Tiles Exhibitions Organised by Kimgres Tiles Malaysia APW Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Marina Mall, Straits Quay, Penang, Malaysia Archidex 2015 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia Weil Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia 2012 Makanlah Buah-Buahan Tempatan Exhibition Kuala Lumpur Design Week, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Invited by the organiser to exhibit Bo&Friends Bo the goldfish ceramic sculptures and posters. 2003 – 2010 Man&God Exhibitions (with 3nity) : Kaohsiung Design Festival 2010, Taiwan International Visual Feast 2008, Beijing, China Designs & Arts Festival, Taipei, Taiwan Galleriiizu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Design Center Stuttgart, Germany Tatt Foo Temple of Art & Design, New York City, United States Brazen Gallery, Singapore Ching Lotus Gallery, Penang, Malaysia How&Why Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2002 Pahit Manis Poster Graphics Exhibition National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia X-Change – Penang & Kuala Lumpur Poster Design Exhibition Ching Lotus Humanist Space, Penang, Malaysia 2001 Man.Time.Space.3nity.A Showcase (with 3nity) 50 Humanist Space, Penang, Malaysia – COLLABORATIONS & EVENTS – 2015 Kamwei x U Studio (Formerly known as Urban Graphic), Bristol, United Kingdom The Furry Thing Series Kitty No.3 artwork licensed to U studio for producing greeting card to be sold at galleries, art museums and departmental stores. Bo&Friends x Kimgres Collaboration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2 series of art tiles designed for Kimgres series of exhibitions “Bespoke Chemistry: A Remix Of Art And Progress” SEED – Art of Giving Fundraising Event, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising 2014 “Yasmin At Kong Heng” Yasmin Ahmad Museum Opening Event, Ipoh, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising 2013 Bo&Friends x Chatime Malaysia Collaboration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Set of 4 designer red packets designed for Chatime Chinese New Year "Prosperity Giveaway" Campaign. The Dhammagiri Orphanage Fundraising Event, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Artwork donated for fundraising 2012 Kancil Awards, 4As Malaysia Jury – Student Category 2010 “A Dialogue With Kamwei And Sam” Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Speaker 2003 VISUALOGUE, Icograda Congress, Nagoya, Japan Professional member of wREGA, Graphic Design Association of Malaysia 2002 Beijing 2008 Olympic Logo Competition (with 3nity) 2000 Oullim Millennium Icograda Congress, Seoul, Korea – INTERVIEWS – 2015 Yawnn February Issue Interview www.yawnn.com “A Bo Job” 2014 The Malaymail Online and The Sunday Mail Interview www.themalaymailonline.com “Finding Happiness In A Goldfish Named Bo” Home&Decor Magazine July Issue Interview “Goldfish Memory – Kamwei’s Goldfish Character Bo Is The Embodiment Of Innovation, Art, Pottery And Happiness” 2013 I.M. Magazine Interview “From An Obsession With Goldfishes To The Creation Of Bo” 2010 The Star Weekender Interview www.thestar.com.my “An Arty Pair” 2009 Trendhunter www.trendhunter.com “Demure Sea Sculpture – Kamwei Fong Combines Modern Elegance And Traditional Forms” – AWARDS – 2014 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with Alpha245) “Alpha245 – Connecting Creative Minds” Design – Corporate & Brand Identity – Merit 2012 Asia Pacific Design 8 Winner Singapore Design Awards (with DIA Brand Consultants) Multi-disciplinary Design – Corporate Branding “Ogawa: The Heart Of Wellness” – Bronze 2011 Asia Pacific Design 7 Winner 2010 Asia Pacific Design 6 Winner Singapore Design Awards (with DIA Brand Consultants) Multi-disciplinary Design – Corporate Branding “Signature Kitchen” – Bronze 2009 Asia Pacific Design 5 Winner Spikes Asia (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Design – Bronze Spike AdFest (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Design Lotus – Finalist 2008 Asia Pacific Design 4 Winner The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” – “Tap” Print Craft/Illustration – Bronze 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with McCann Erickson) XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Graphic Design – Merit XTRA Furniture “The Art Of Light” Dimensional Mail – Merit One Show (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Outdoor/Poster Campaign – Bronze AdFest (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” – Print Craft Lotus Best Use of Illustration – Gold Art Direction – Silver Tokyo Type Directors Club (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Poster – Excellent Work Global Environment Centre “Everyday” Advertising Campaign – Excellent Work Poster – Excellent Work 2007 4As Kancil Awards Malaysia (with McCann Erickson) Global Environment Centre “Doomsday” Craft (Illustration) – Merit Global Environment Centre “Everyday” Craft (Illustration) – Merit Dentsu Asia Network, Toyota D-TAT Arc Session (with Dentsu Malaysia) D-Construkt DM Pack – 1st Prize 2004 Singapore Design Awards (with 3nity) Excellence in Graphic Design “Man&God” Poster – Merit Hong Kong International Poster Triennial (with 3nity) “I Still Believe” Poster The Jury’s Choice for Ideology Category 2002 20th International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno (with 3nity) “Tuhantu” Poster series – Showcase The Singapore Design Awards (with 3nity) “Man&God: Man Conquers Heaven/Earth Conquers Man” Poster – Finalist “Tuhantu” Poster Series – Finalist IDN Decade Design Awards Singapore (with 3nity) “Man&God” Motion Graphics – Finalist 2000 4th Biennial IDN Design Awards “Taste Of The Orient” Poster Series – Finalist