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VANESSA BONG

Vanessa Bong
Astronomy Association 2013 Annual Report
2013

The field of astronomy is one of mystery and intrigue, offering a look into the stars and beyond. The design of the Astronomy Association Annual report aimed to reflect the unknown nature of the galaxies and strove to instill a sense of awe and excitement for new discoveries.

Vanessa Bong is a designer and illustrator who works and lives to make beautiful things. Passionate about people, communication, and humour, she couples her passions with her love of design to create engaging and thoughtful work. Approaching every project with enthusiasm, Vanessa uses photography, illustration, typography and a dose of curiosity to communicate ideas and stories. She lists her accomplishments as; a participant the The Design Kid’s Threesome exhibition, being chosen as a Mali in the City artist and getting her picture taken with Jessica Hische and David Downton. In five years time, Vanessa sees herself continuing to produce vibrant and engaging work and working in a design studio, working as a full time illustrator, or marrying a rich plastic surgeon and living in Las Vegas.

vanessa.bong@gmail.com
www.vanessabong.com
www.bigpicturestuff.com

Vanessa Bong
Layers
2013

Illustrations created during a four week residency in Prato Italy as part of the Monash University Culturescape program. Created around the idea that walls served as their own historical cultural museum. The illustrations were built from the forms of renaissance paintings of Venus and Adam and layered in photoshop from the textures collected from around Italy.

Vanessa Bong
Mali in the City
2013

To celebrate the 150th year anniversary of the Zoo, the city of Melbourne partnered with 50 artists to create a herd of painted elephants. The concept behind the design was to bring public attention to the diminishing numbers of Orange Bellied Parrots by producing a vibrant pattern of them. Exhibited at the Queen Victoria Market and auctioned for $8000 in support of wildlife conservation.

Vanessa Bong
Starting Point
2013

Reading and writing is a fundamental skill which is extremely beneficial in society today. Learning to read in late adulthood can be an intimidating task. Starting Point aims to be a company which partners with participants to work together to achieve their literacy goals. The identity for this company appeals to the adventurer within and makes the idea of literacy assessable and most importantly, fun.

Vanessa Bong
Illustration Work
2013

Painted works emphasising the beauty of fashion design. These works are a celebration and recognition of Australia’s designers, such as Dion Lee, Sass & Bide and Romance Was Born. Mixed media of inks, watercolour and graphite.

2013 — Exhibited at Monash Corridor Gallery space

Vanessa Bong
Seeing Double
2013

Seen as some strange phenomenon; twins have fascinated and enthralled society for generations. Highlighting some truths and exposing some myths, this info-graphic is a mixture of strange and wonderful things. The information design was also applied to a “twin brand” of socks and t-shirts which offered guaranteed “instant twin-ship”.

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