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Meng-Chia Lai

MA work

The core ingredients of my work are the warmth of humanity, and imagination and inspiration from everyday life. As I work, I enjoy being the casting director, set designer and director, creating a world from my observation and imagination to communicate to people.

Image-making is a language that is understood internationally and is a unique ability given to human beings. My strength is my ability to use images to communicate to people all over the world, bringing an emotional atmosphere to people in order to move them.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2008

  • The core ingredients of my work are the warmth of humanity, and imagination and inspiration from everyday life. As I work, I enjoy being the casting director, set designer and director, creating a world from my observation and imagination to communicate to people.

    Image-making is a language that is understood internationally and is a unique ability given to human beings. My strength is my ability to use images to communicate to people all over the world, bringing an emotional atmosphere to people in order to move them.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, 2005; Foundation in Art & Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2002; Higher National Certificate, Fu- Hsin Trade & Arts School, Taiwan, 1999
  • Experience

  • Illustrator, Parkinson's Disease Society, London, 2008; Writer/Illustrator, Edition Lirabelle, France, 2006-7; Freelance Illustrator, Taiwan, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, 2007; On the Edge of Life, Bath International Music Festival 07; Oberon Book Illustration Awards Exhibition, Royal College of Art, 2007; V&A Illustration Awards Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2006
  • Awards

  • Commendation, Illustration, Quentin Blake Narrative Drawing Awards, 2007; Third Prize, Illustration, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2007; Student Prizewinner, Illustration, V&A Illustration Awards, Student Illustrator of the Year, 2005