Freelance graphic designer & illustrator since 2013

Based in Toronto and Japanese countryside Daisen town.
Powered by nature, rooted in Chinese culture.

Xue was trained as a graphic designer when she was a high school student in Toronto, Canada. Since she got her Bachelor of Design from the York University and Sheridan College Joint Program, she has embarked onto a professional road, specializing in the field of branding, illustration and western calligraphy with an elegant touch of minimalism.

She thinks that design is not only a profession but also a way of thinking that shapes her reality. To design is to liberate her soul and to motivate her to dive into the wild world in search of the never-ending visual and aural stimulation. Art and design, together accompanied with travelling as the by-product, have helped her interpret the world with different sets of acquired aesthetics. The magnificence of nature and the abundance of various cultures have inspired her to practice design as a way of celebration of life experience.

Currently working as a freelancer, she uses the freedom to experiment with different lifestyles by living among cities of Japan and China while having Toronto as the first base of operation.

HELLO! THIS IS XUE!!!
WORK EXPERIENCE

DaisenLabo (こっちの大山研究所)
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
September 2017 – October 2017
Daisen, Japan

Tellspec
Freelance Graphic & Web & UI Designer
August 2013 – Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Popvid Studio
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
September 2012 – Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Happy Monday
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
January 2013 – January 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Think Dirty
UI Design Intern
January 2013 – January 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pather International
Graphic Designer
October 2012 – November 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JOYN:VISCOM (佐维视觉)
Graphic Design Intern
May 2011 – July 2011
Beijing, China

My top three must-have conditions to bring out the most creative form of me.

  • unmatched pajama (with paint stain, dog hair, last night dinner, coffee residue)
  • messy hairstyle (sometimes hairband hippie, sometimes bun with chopstick-geisha style)
  • background noise (Chinese/Japanese dramas on ancient stories; Talk shows on neurology or polyamory; Radio on things I don’t care much; ASMR if the deadlines are too deadly)

Bread keeps me alive and Mountains make me cry.

  • Top Three: Sourdough; Bagel; Bageutte (refer to my business logo on the top left corner)
  • My recycled soul was once a small moutain. Unknown to others but exist for long.
  • My passion is similar to volcano eruption. Curiosity is my fuel and my life force.

Most likely this is how I label myself, if needed.*

  • All-time Free Spirit
  • All-time Free Range Human
  • Sometimes Socially Awkward
EDUCATION

2008-2012:
York University/Sheridan College,
Bachelor of Design with Honours,
Toronto, Canada

2005-2008:
A. Y. Jackson Secondary School,
Toronto, Canada

1988-2004: Having fun in Harbin,
Northeastern China

TREASURE

Nature, walking, wandering, talking nonsense, having random conversation, being mad or depressed, having awesome music and food, dancing for hours and making noise.

TRAVELLING HISTORY
FIND ME

dakonger@gmail.com