Resume

Photo by Adam Jalaludin

Born December 27th, 1983 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


EDUCATION

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with Vice-Chancellor’s Award, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia
2004 Diploma in Art & Design (Fine Art) UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2010-Present Self-Employed (Malaysia)
Clients: Animax Asia, Astro Malaysia, Kalkitos Singapore, Legendary Comics, McDonald’s Singapore, Media Prima Berhad, and Top Cow Productions.
2009-2010 Storm Lion (Singapore)
Position held: Sequential Art Director
– Artist for Blacklight: Tango Down (art direction, interior comic lineart and cover illustration) one shot adaptation with Zombie Games
2009-2009 Esplanade (Singapore)
– Commissioned for Of Music and Mayhem, an 87 meter tunnel installation art project with Esplanade Singapore (in conjunction with Baybeats 2009)
2007-2009 Imaginary Friends Studios (Singapore)
Position held: Senior Artist
– Artist for City of Dust (art direction, pre-production concepts, interior comic art and cover illustrations) with Steve Niles in 2008
2003-2004 Plastic Clothing (Malaysia)
– Part time t-shirt designer
2001-2003 Berita Publishing (Malaysia)
– Cover and editorial illustrator for Investors Digest magazine

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Of Music and Mayhem, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 MASiF 2011 – Fusion of Passion, Galeri Petronas, KLCC
KL Design Week 2011, Publika @ Solaris Dutamas (with Behance Malaysia)
Idolism – A Curious Teepee X OIC Singapore, A Curious Teepee, Singapore (with OIC Singapore)
Sequential Narratives, Galeri Chandan
2010 Manga & Anime! Japan, Japan Creative Centre, Singapore (with OIC Singapore)
White Frames @ Open House, The National Art Gallery, Singapore (with OIC Singapore)
White Frames, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore (with OIC Singapore)
2009 1xSuitcase, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
KL Design Week 2009, CapSquare KL, Kuala Lumpur (with Digital Malaya)
2008 Kecikecik #2,They Art Studio, Kuala Lumpur
2006 UiTM Fine Art Graduation Show, Fakulti Seni Halus, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor
2004 Necessary Distractions: From Ukiyo-e to Anime, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 Upload: Download, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Sonneratia II 2003, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
UiTM Art Exhibition, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor
NAM XII Conference Art Market, Malaysian Tourism Centre, Kuala Lumpur

PUBLISHED WORKS

2017 Kong: Skull Island by Legendary Comics (interiors)
Spectral: Ghosts of War by Legendary Comics (cover art & interiors)
2015 Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead (Monster Mash) by Legendary Comics (cover art & interiors)
Maharaja Lawak 2014 by Astro Malaysia (finale promotional art & web comic strips)
2014 Mr. First from Space Goat Presents Vol. 1 by Space Goat Productions (cover art & interiors)
2013 Samurai Burger online manga by McDonald’s Singapore
What If
 online comic by 8TV & Media Prima Digital (cover art & interiors)
2012 Son of Merlin by Top Cow Productions & Heroes and Villains Entertainment (cover art & interiors)
2010 Oxford Bookworm World Stories (Stories from Malaysia) by Oxford University Press (accompanying illustrations)
Blacklight: Tango Down
 by Storm Lion Publishing (cover art & interior lineart)
2008 City of Dust #1 by Radical Publishing (covers & interiors)
2007 Dark Hunger by Berkley Trade (cover art & interior lineart)
Barongan by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (interior art)
2006 Lullaby #2 by Alias Publishing (interior art)
Planetary Brigade #2 by BOOM! Studios (interior lineart)
2005 Retrojak in JOM! #6-9 by Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn. Bhd.
Fasad in JOM! #3 by Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn. Bhd. (5-pager one shot)
2004 Breakdown #5 by Devil’s Due Publishing (cover art)
Misplaced #4 by Devil’s Due Publishing (cover art & interior colours)
Hikayat Syah Mardan by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka
Investors Digest by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd. (cover art)
Worldwide Designers 2007 by L’edition Populaire, France (illustration, Malaysian representative)
2003 Investors Digest by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd. (covers & interiors)
2002 Investors Digest by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd. (covers & interiors)
Tragic Kingdom a.k.a “Pemerintah Kuku Besi” in GEMPAK #62 by Art Square Creation Sdn. Bhd.
2001 Investors Digest by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd. (interior illustration)
2000 Big Eyes Small Mouth (BESM) RPG Book 2nd edition by Guardians Of Order (collaboration with Aimo)

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS & MENTIONS

2014 Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) Winner for Digital Interactive Comics Category (Raksa) by MSC Malaysia
2009 KRE8TIF! Industry Awards Best Digital Artwork: Experimental (Demi Kala), Best Digital Comic (Intipati) by MSC Malaysia
2008 Startdrawing.org article feature – (www.startdrawing.org/browse/article/zid)
2004 NewWebPick E-zine 01 “Special Report: Asia Storm” by NewWebPick.com Super pick of the world – (www.newwebpick.com)
72dpiZine news by 72dpizine.com – (www.72dpizine.com)
2003 clandestina.colors issue #16 by clandestina (artwork showcase) – (www.clandestina.com)
2002 Jaring Internet Magazine Vol.5 No.4 Superb showcase by Mimos Bhd. (The Art of Zid)