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Congao (Oliver) Ma
SEISMIC
2013

graphic design, print design, typography

Our second Electronic Design assignment is to create an 8-page booklet with a limited edition feel. It follows on from our previous assignment of print magazine design so I continued with the theme of Japan.

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disasters to occur in history. Japan's geographic location made it a hotspot for earthquakes, so the exploration of earthquakes, its measurements and its impacts became the subject of this booklet.

I made custom illustrations and infographics using a layered approach to evoke a sense of seismic activity. Earthly paper stocks along with a rubber band (which can be used to simulate shaking) was chosen to further reinforce the theme.

Paper Stock: Oatmeal Speckletone, Antique Gold from The Paper Mill.

I'm a third year Multimedia & Digital Arts student at Monash University, looking to start a career in motion graphics or communication design. I'm excited by advances in technology and the opportunities that new media offer. I constantly challenge myself to experiment with new ways of creative expression and as a result my portfolio of work is eclectic and diverse.

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Congao (Oliver) Ma
MECHA Magazine
2013

digital art, editorial design, print design

Our first Electronic Design assignment is print magazine design. Drawing upon my love of Japanese animation and culture, I decided to make a niche subculture magazine about everything Japanese, for the English design-minded community.

Each bilingual issue is typeset in both English and Japanese, and is packed with essays about Japan, anything Japanese in the entertainment industry and a dedicated section on learning Japanese.


Congao (Oliver) Ma
GENESIS - MMDA Graduate Exhibition 2013
2013

animation, branding, motion graphics

Set in an abstract world based on nature and inspired by digital elements such as lights and optic fibers, this short animated film is my interpretation of the journeys that we took with the support of our teachers and peers. There were times of success, and there were times when things didn't go as planned but with determination we try again. We're almost at the end of our journey, yet this is only a prelude to what the future holds, be it starting a career or pursuing further education.


Congao (Oliver) Ma
Life of Pi - Title Animation
2013

animation, motion graphics

A tribute to my favourite movie of all time. Artwork painted in Adobe Photoshop, animation done in Adobe After Effects. Additional visual effects done with Red Giant Magic Bullet and Trapcode suites.

Congao (Oliver) Ma
Starium
2012

art direction, branding, UI/UX

This group assignment was an educational interactive exploring the constellations and their mythologies. I was responsible for project planning, branding, copywriting, art direction, GUI design and programming. I also designed the puzzles at the end of the educational interactive.

Congao (Oliver) Ma
6pm Melbourne - City in Motion
2013

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