Kenn Lam

Kenn Lam

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kenn Lam

Kenn Lam

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an illustrator and visual artist with a deep interest in food and culture. My inspirations range from classical Japanese Ukiyo-e art to traditional Chinese medicine labels and Victorian headstones. I have had the pleasure of working with clients such as the Independent and Vittles, as well as having my work displayed in the New-York Historical Society Museum.
  • Bowmore: Year of the Dragon Packaging Illustrations
    Bowmore: Year of the Dragon Packaging IllustrationsMastering a craft is the hardest journey of all. The secret lies not in talent, luck, or good fortune – but in the unwavering will to persevere. This limited-edition packaging mirrors the hard-won success of Bowmore – a master craftsman of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – with an old Chinese tale of perseverance. “The Carp Leaps Over The Dragon’s Gate (鲤跃龙门)” It tells of a humble carp's daring odyssey to the Dragon's Gate on top of a fierce waterfall. Along with countless others, the carp sw
  • Book Cover – Chlorine by Jade Song
    Book Cover – Chlorine by Jade SongBook cover illustration for Chlorine by Jade Song, published by Footnote Press.
  • Dumpling Fingers
    Dumpling FingersThis illustration was commissioned by Vittles UK to support an article by Jenny Lau on the significance of the Rice Dumpling 粽子 (Zong Zi) in Chinese culture. It explores its history, folklore and mythic tales; each with varying levels of outlandishness. The historical anecdote which I found most intriguing was that rice dumplings were once a popular offering food during a time of dragon-worship. I sought to bring this story to life with a bit of humour, resulting in a gluttonous dragon indulging
  • Yellow Peril Supports Black Power
    Yellow Peril Supports Black PowerThis piece was made in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and is currently displayed at the New York Historical Society Museum and Asian Society Museum as part of the Asia Society Triennial 2020.
  • The Independent
    The IndependentI was commissioned by the Independent for an illustration to support Will Self's article regarding the nature of the UK's mental health facilities and its correlation with the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly at the workplace.
  • The Book Funeral
    The Book FuneralThe Book Funeral seeks to humanise the books of the CSM library by giving them the proper send-off commonly reserved for our loved ones. The goal is to allow us to re-evaluate our treatment of books in a tongue-in-cheek manner. This project started with a desire to improve the general quality of life amongst the books at the CSM library. Through several conversations with the librarians, it was made clear that a notable minority of students have been mistreating the books they borrow, often to
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Work history
    Freelance IllustratorMe
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Illustration
    ArtistShiro Oni Studio
     - Onishi, Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture 370-1401, JapanFull Time
    Artist-in-Residence at Shiro Oni Studio, an art residency program based in Onishi, Gunma, Japan.
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  • Printmaking
  • Print Design
  • Mural Painting
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Life Drawing
  • Food Creation
  • Cultural Awareness
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignCentral Saint Martins
     - London, United Kingdom
    Illustrators 63 ExhibitionSociety of Illustrators New York
    My work 'Dumpling Fingers' was exhibited with merit at the Society of Illustrators' museum for their yearly Illustrators exhibition.