‘It’s a new toy everyday’

January 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

I’ve always been aware of how rubbish I am to make anything nice out of Lego, … well compared to my brother‘s ingenuously to use pieces differently. Over Christmas I took the chance to raid my brother’s collection for parts. Here’s my nutty dancing man with a spinning square on his chest…

.. and his crazy alter-ego.. some kind of crazed cross between Ronald McDonald and St Nic.

Graphic designers tend to have a little soft spot for Lego. Actually when you whip out those colourful studded blocks, it pretty much has that same effect on anybody, that little rush of joy.. I do feel a certain pride that this lovely toy that my brother and I have grown up with have really stood up against the test of time. Lego have managed to appeal to many ages and skill levels and have constantly reinvented themselves for every generation. Not every range is as successful but they’re always trying new things, updating colours and moulds.  I love you Lego.



January 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

My initial attempt to make this years seasonal greetings cards. I wanted the visuals to be unusual and not dominated by the traditional symbolic imagery that comes with winter and its festivities.

30mins- 1 hr doodling with brushtip pen, letting the pen do its work, making the most out of the characteristics of the instrument.

last minute christmas cards

December 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

A quick think on the toes set of cards using recycled cards and papers.

December 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

A seasonal project. WIP.


October 27, 2009 § 3 Comments


One of the portraits done over the summer.

medium: ink and chinese water colour.

paper cuts

May 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

Ellen Li 1

Ellen Li 2

Ellen Li 10


All hand cut on various paper types.

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