As I reflect on my journey, I realize my lifelong fascination with logos, design, typography, and brand identity goes back further than my childhood — it reaches back to my family roots. My grandfather was a Chinese artisan who carved woodcuts with people’s signature, also known as “chops” or “seals”. Customers used these elegant stamps to make their mark on various surfaces. Even today, in Japan, companies regularly use name seals to sign contracts and other important paperwork.
In my own way, I have carried on my grandfather’s legacy. From graffiti tagging to studying graphic design to revealing identity, I create visuals that distil the very essence of an individual or business.