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Chrissy Lau

Chrissy Lau's Photo - Intricate line illustrator. Australia

Based in Sydney, Australia, Chrissy Lau’s impressive pen and ink skills have enabled her to develop a bold-yet-intricate style that’s perfect for fashion and beauty, lifestyle and branding projects. A professional illustrator since 2002, Chrissy’s award-winning work has featured everywhere from coins by the Royal Australian Mint to leading publications and campaigns by global brands.
Born to Chinese parents in Yorkshire, Chrissy grew up in a family that runs Chinese takeaways. She’s highly skilled with a wok and, if you’ve ever seen a cookery program where the wok is alight and the chef is flipping food up in the air – well, she can do that. She also has a degree in law but her passion has always been drawing and she’s inspired by her Chinese heritage, the alluring pattern work of Yayoi Kusama and Finnish illustrator Laura Laine.

Approach

Chrissy’s compositions develop organically but she usually starts with a focal point, adding the line work to build up the image and its textures. Flourishes of colour are added in Photoshop.

Style

Flowing hair, detailed patterns and intricate line work are highlighted with dashes of colour – sometimes subtle, sometimes bold – and quirky, surreal twists. Metallic flashes occasionally give the work something extra.

Awards

2011 – IAB Search Marketing Awards – Marketing Campaign of the Year 2013 – Red Dot Design Awards – Winner – Communication Design

Client list

Chrissy’s clients include Samsung, Johnnie Walker, Marie Claire, Sydney Opera House, Royal Australian Mint, Mambo, Jetstar, BIC, Virgin, Men’s Health and many more.
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The Year of the Rat
Guernsey Stamps celebrate the Year of the Metal Rat with superb designs by Chrissy Lau.
The Year of the Rat
Houston Restaurateurs
Chrissy Lau draws for Houstonia Magazine on a culinary feature.
Houston Restaurateurs
The Cultural Pig
Guernsey Post release its set of Chinese New Year stamps illustrated by Chrissy Lau.
The Cultural Pig
Johnnie Walker's Year of the Pig
Chrissy Lau adds her creativity to Johnnie Walker's Chinese New Year limited edition bottle design.
Johnnie Walker's Year of the Pig
The Art of...
Appearing across four books, Chrissy Lau produces flower and herb illustrations for Kyle Books.
The Art of...
Team Tylie
US based company Tylie ask Chrissy Lau to capture their team with illustrated portraits.
Team Tylie
Eau de Vie
Wine Enthusiast Magazine commission Chrissy Lau for nine flavoursome artworks.
Eau de Vie
The Year of the Dog
Chrissy Lau creates her fifth set of Chinese New Year Stamps for Guernsey Post.
The Year of the Dog
Fiercely Female
Chrissy Lau creates a portrait of the Queen for a unique wall calendar.
Fiercely Female
Rooster Stamps
Chrissy Lau works with Guernsey Post to design stamps for the Year of the Rooster.
Rooster Stamps
31 Days to Fitness
The Sweaty Betty fitness campaign uses inspiring illustrations by Chrissy Lau.
31 Days to Fitness
No Small Talk
Chrissy Lau produces artwork for VR City to be used on the BBC show; No Small Talk.
No Small Talk
Kinder Mandalas
Chrissy Lau works for Kinder Germany on a campaign to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Kinder Mandalas
Year of the Monkey
Guernsey Post commission Chrissy Lau for a set of Chinese New Year stamps.
Year of the Monkey
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
Chrissy Lau works with Random House USA to create lettering and illustrations for the book cover of Anna Breslaw's new novel.
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
Tattooed Crafters
Chrissy Lau has completed this commission for Mollie Makes
Tattooed Crafters
Colour with Marie Claire Australia
Chrissy Lau works with Marie Claire Australia to create a fashion colouring book.
Colour with Marie Claire Australia
Colouring Bookmarks
Chrissy Lau designs ten colouring bookmarks for Re-marks.
Colouring Bookmarks
Lau's La La Land Design
Chrissy Lau creates unique wearable art with La La Land.
Lau's La La Land Design
Women at the Movies
Chrissy Lau draws portraits of female screen heroines for Filmme Fatales.
Women at the Movies
Gun Control
Chrissy Lau illustrates an article on gun laws in the Year of the Horse.
Gun Control
Year of the Goat
The Guernsey Post Year of the Goat 2015 stamps have been designed by Chrissy Lau.
Year of the Goat
Under the Banyan Tree
Chrissy Lau completes a commission for 'Under The Banyan Tree' magazine in Asia.
Under the Banyan Tree
La La Land Hangers
La La Land Hangers
'Year of the Horse' Guernsey Stamps
'Year of the Horse' Guernsey Stamps