HKDI in the Spotlight

Jane Lee
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Graphic Information Design

Jane Lee has loved to draw since she was a child. With a strong passion in drawing, Jane decided to study Graphic Information Design at HKDI as a first step towards her future career.

During her study at HKDI, she spent a lot time on illustration and shared her works on the internet, which unexpectedly took her to the international stage. After graduation, she became an up-and-coming illustrator and comic artist with her own design brand “Messy Desk” founded in 2011. Her unique and colourful illustrations brought her numerous awards and recognition, including the “Discovery Scholarship: Art Market and Conviviality in Paris” at L’Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts in 2011 and the Winning Work Prize at JIA Illustration Award in Japan in 2016. In 2015, she was invited by Urban Forms to create a mural “Babel Tower” on a building in Poland, turning it into a colourful landmark in the city.

Her works have been exhibited in many countries, for example Design Festa Tokyo in Japan, Na Modern Spleen in France, the Mahan Gallery's Comics Book Show in the USA and Get Freaky Illustration Exhibition in Berlin. The awards and exhibitions helped her to further develop her brand and encouraged her to continue to cheer people up with her unique colourful illustrations.