Oolong's Art & Design


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I’m OolongCha. I have a BFA in Graphic Design and BA in Japanese from San Jose State University. I’m currently employed at a digital design agency in San Francisco as an interactive designer.

I have some professional experience in the area of Illustration, but I really enjoy Graphic Design and currently trying to find a harmonious balance between my illustration skills and my graphic design education. And whenever I feel like it, I just sketch random things.

This blog is updated with mostly my recent works with the occasional old works, whether they be full compositions, works in progress, sketches, or some kind of art & design related discussion. I used to want to become a Japanese manga artist, so I often sketch in manga style.

Favorite mediums: Watercolor, ink, Paint Tool SAI, collage
Creative Goals: Make my own manga, learn to control acrylics better, make graffiti, improve on typography

As of September 11, 2010, I moved from my Blogspot to here, so anything prior to this date might have really ugly and weird formatting due to the exportation of entries.


10 comments on “ABOUT

  1. Kryssy
    March 20, 2011

    hey i love your site!! your work has really inspired me to do better in school =)

    • Oolong
      March 20, 2011

      Hi Kryssy. Thank you for the compliment and I’m happy to hear that I’ve inspired you. Are you also studying graphic design?

      • Kryssy
        November 8, 2012

        I’m super late with this response, but yes I studied graphic design in the US. I just graduated a couple months ago…still loving your blog!

        • Oolong
          November 8, 2012

          Oh awesome! Do you have a website? I’d love to check your works. Thanks again for the support.

      • Krystina B
        November 8, 2012

        Yea sure its krystinaburton.com I still need to work out the layout of my site a little more, but I’d love to get your feedback.

  2. Kean Tsumike
    June 15, 2011

    I admire all of your works Master Oolong.. i really inspired and gain some ideas from your work specially the styles.. keep up the good work take care and Godbless Ms. Oolong.. ^___^

    • Oolong
      November 8, 2012

      Thanks for your support, Kean-niisan! : D You keep up the good work too!

  3. desannlim
    March 27, 2013

    Hi, just wanted to say that I love your style. It has a sweet charm and clean elegance. Not exactly sure if that was the best way to express my thoughts, but its simply lovely. And I also used to want to be a mangaka, so I thought it was interesting that you took up illustration and graphic design which is also along the lines of what I considered though I chose animation in the end. Anyway, love your work and hope to see more. :3

    • Oolong
      April 24, 2013

      Aw, thank you! I also saw that you had interests in manga and graphic design/illustration on your blog so I was immediately drawn to your work! Very cute and I think you capture a sense of simple joys in your drawings. Looking forward to seeing more of your art!

      • desannlim
        May 15, 2013

        Oh! Thank you so much! That means a lot since I admire your work a lot. Hope I don’t disappoint. :]

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