DESIGN QUESTION – How to maintain character’s integrity across different mediums in narrative design storytelling?
“The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.” – Ben Okri
As life is not flawless, this project is going to tell that true perfection is in all the little imperfections. Jean Tu whose perceptions or consciousness are at the root of the narratives, the story is about change in character, evident yet subtle. By adding a certain dimension to Jean Tu, the audience can look at the character perform, feel and care about it. In the comic strips, there are connotation and denotation of the messages, which will be a reflective process for me as a creator, and for audience as well.
BIO – Born in Hong Kong, 1987. Currently studying in London. Graduated from BA Visual Communication in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009 and worked as a part time designer in a French Studio. She was also exploring ways of making learning materials for children in an art therapeutic approach. Stella’s works has explored some conceptual ideas, taking a seemingly factual topic like the number zero and elaborating on its meaning. Her illustration works are simple and colorful; she likes drawing weird creatures and making little bizarreness with them. Through drawing, painting and writing thoughts, she explores a more cohesive aesthetics between objects. She is recently working on character design – Jean Tu as the root of narratives to tell a story about imperfectness. The workshop in Florence is going to base on her study – Character creating and Story structure, to introduce audience an imaginative way of making their own stories.