Lily Kong

Lily Kong

Illustrator / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Lily Kong

Lily Kong

Illustrator / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Lily Kong is an illustrator and graphic designer based in London. She uses her practice to celebrate the joyful moments and find the humour in the upsetting incidents in our daily lives.
  • Self-initiated / Illustrated Book
    Self-initiated / Illustrated BookCreated in June 2021, "I'm Fine" is about how a lonely person convinces herself/himself to feel fine. The comic strips are inspired by some of the submitted stories from project I’m fine, whereas the big landscape drawings reflect on the text that flows through the book. I wrote this text thinking about a dialogue with myself when I am alone. It summarises the attitude of the practice - “I’m fine.” or more accurately - “I want to be fine”. Although the subject of this book is loneliness, the wo
  • Ace & Tate / Editorial Illustration
    Ace & Tate / Editorial IllustrationCommissioned by Ace & Tate, an eyewear and lifestyle brand, I created various illustration for a journal article “We Need To Talk About Failure” written by Isabel van Zeller.
  • Tate / Workshop
    Tate / WorkshopCommissioned by Tate, I co-hosted a collage workshop for Uniqlo Tate Late with Holly St. Clair in 2019.
  • Intern Magazine / Editorial Illustration
    Intern Magazine / Editorial IllustrationCommissioned by Intern Magazine, I created 3 illustration for an article “No Regrets”, written by Jack Williams
  • Sogo Seibu / Editorial Illustration
    Sogo Seibu / Editorial IllustrationCommissioned by Sogo Seibu, retail company and department stores in Japan, I created various editorial illustration for their journal and events.
  • Customellow / Fashion collaboration
    Customellow / Fashion collaborationCommissioned by Customellow, a Menswear brand in South Korea, I created 8 designs for their SS 2020 collection and SS 2021 collection. The work responded to the client’s brief, in which upsetting moment in daily lives are viewed humorously and lightly. They were later applied on various clothing items including t-shirts, socks, caps, bags etc. These items are mostly sold in Kolon mall, museums and pop-up stores in South Korea. All work was created in Adobe Photoshop.
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Projects credited in
  • Meet the maker: Lily Kong
    Meet the maker: Lily KongMeet the maker highlights students and graduates from University of the Arts London who have products stocked in not just a shop. Lily Kong is a London-based illustrator, who uses her practice to celebrate joyful moments. She studied BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts and then completed an MA in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. In her free time, she loves staring at the clouds for hours and is a big fan of Kew Gardens in London. She also loves sneakily listenin
Work history
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Graduate Teaching AssistantCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Assisted in teaching in BA Graphic Communication Design, helped students develop projects and achieve required learning outcomes
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Clients included Tate, Ace and Tate, Sogo Seibu, Intern Magazine, It’s Nice That, Adidas, Eddie Bauer, CJ ENM, Customellow, CFCCA (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art), Artsadmin, Peep Magazine, Gas As Interface etc.
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  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Microsoft Word/excel/powerpoint/office
  • Branding Identity
  • Graphic Communication
  • Illustration
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Printmaking
  • English/mandarin/cantonese
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Management
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    MA Graphic Communication DesignCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graduated with Distinction
    6 months Erasmus ProgrammeWillem de Kooning Academy
     - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Studying abroad in Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam for 6 months has been a valuable experience to me, by getting in touch with a more practical-based curriculum. Projects are collaborations with others, which made me a better communicator and presenter of my own. Project outcomes included game concept designs, animations and books. Achieved grade 8 out of 9 in the final show.
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