[ Key Works CV (before 2013) ]

This CV is a archived page. To see my current illustration work it is better to go to the [Designer Toys] and [Illustration] pages.

I’ve had quiet a eclectic creative career prior to illustration and on this page you will be able to see some of my key works before 2013.  You can click on the thumbnails to see a larger photo of some of the things mentioned in each section. Most of the links below will take you to relevant external links.

Design & Illustration

More information & examples on the [Design, Freelance & Photography (archived)] & [Illustration] page.

2011 –
Learn Thai – Through Stories, Grammar & Exercises by Karine Jones – Illustration, design & typesetting.
2012 Dr. Amanda Baden logo – USA
MDH Adoption Parenting logo – Ireland
2010 Somewhere Between documentary film Comics -part of Adopted the Comic
Temporal Dynamics of Language research group logo – University Konstanz, Germany
Building illustration – Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, Oxford University
2009 BabyLab photos – Department of Experimental Psychology – Oxford University
Comic Family Portraits – Commissions as part of Adopted the Comic
ICT Workshop Solutions Logo – Vehicle diagnostic & air conditioning training business


More information & examples on the [Art Workshops] page.

2011 Post-it Workshop (2 sessions) – CASH NW 2011 Summer School – Stockport, UK
2010 Comic Workshop – YAP (ICCG) (Lead) & Mask workshop (assist) – Wexford, Ireland
Children Adopted from China (CACH) Reunion 2010 Bag Workshop – Hinkley, UK
Shadow Puppet Workshops (3 sessions) – CACH NW 2010 Summer School – Stockport, UK
2009 T-shirt Workshop – Irish-Chinese Contact Group (ICCG) – Lead Artist, Cork, Ireland
2008 T-shirt & Tree Workshop (co-leader) – 1st Hong Kong Adoption Festival, Mother’s Choice
Diary of Anne Frank diary making (2 sessions) – Lead Artist, Blackburn Cathedral
2007 The Games We Play (Chinese Games) (3 Sessions) – Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2006 Shadow Puppets Workshop – The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre)
Story Makers (4 sessions) – Manchester Art Gallery with Chinese Arts Centre
Puppets (5 sessions) – Lead Artist, Wai Yin Chinese Women Society with Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES)
Mask Making (2 Sessions) – Lead Artist, Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, Manchester
Photography Workshop working with elderly Chinese group – Chinese Arts Centre
Origami (Assistant) – Manchester In Bloom project

Community Projects & Groups

More information & examples on the [Community Projects] pages.

Current Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) – Website Designer & Advisory Network Member adoptedvietnamese.org
2012 Hong Kong Adoptees Network (HKAN) – Website Designer, Logo & Branding hkadopteesnetwork.com
2009 –
Adopted the Comic (Collaboration) – Creator & Illustrator, online adoptedthecomic.com
2009-2011 Chinese Adult Adoptee Worldwide Reunion Website (CAAWR) Website Designer & Committee Member caawr.com

Talks & Panels

More information & examples on [Panels & Talks] page.

2011 Thai Adoption UK (TAUK) Adult Adoptee Seminar – Panel Speaker, Wimbledon, London
2010 Midland Post Adoption Support Group – Artist talk and Q&A, Mullingar, Ireland
2008 1st Hong Kong Adoption Festival, Mother’s Choice – Panel Speaker, Hong Kong, China
VietIrishSupport – guest speaker, Cork Ireland
ICCG Global Girls Ireland Tour – on a panel of speakers, many venus in Ireland
CACH Reunion/ Conference – on panel of Speakers from Global Girls, Hinckley UK
Mekong Club (a Vietnamese society) – Guest speaker, Buckinghamshire UK
NOISE Festival Launch – Artist representative, 11 Downing street, London
2007 PAD Scheme (round 3) – Guess Speaker, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2006 Self Portrait UK Refugee Launch – Guess Speaker, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Self Portrait UK Refugee Launch – Guess Speaker, The Arc, Stockton-on-Tees


2007 Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Video Production – Distinction, WFA, Manchester
2004-2005 MA Media Arts – Distinction, Manchester Metropolitan University
2001-2004 BA (Hons) Photography – 2:1, Manchester Metropolitan University
2000-2001 Foundation Art – Skipton School of Art & Media (Craven College)

Exhibitions, Screenings & Other Projects

More information & examples on [Adoption Art] pages.

2009 Trans-cultural Adoptee Films (TAF) – 2009. Australia-wide.
2008 plAAy – Contemporary Asian Art, Waterloo Pavilions, Blackburn
2007 EIGHT Exhibition, Setting Up Scheme Group Exhibition, CUBE Gallery, Manchester
Exodus Shorts Film Festival, URBIS & Big Screen, Manchester, UK
Lets Go Expo! Short film screenings, Lets Go Global, Manchester, UK
WFA’s Summer Showcase, WFA, Manchester, UK
2006 My Life in the News – Noise Festival, URBIS, Manchester
Sock Bunnies – Residency Open Studio, The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre), Manchester
Twelve – Curio Shop Art Group, BBC Big Screen, Manchester
2005 Contributor to On the Shelf by Harfleet & Jack – Rogue Studios, Manchester
The Living Room – MIRIAD (MA Media Arts Show), Manchester Met. Uni.
Look at Me – National Portrait Gallery, London
2004 BA Photography Degree Show, Manchester Met. Uni.
2003 Ogle, Green Room, Manchester
Self-Portrait UK, National Portrait Gallery, London – UK touring exhibition:
– National Portrait Gallery, London
– National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
– Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
– Manchester Art Gallery
– Ormeau Baths, Belfast
– London Underground Piccadilly Circus
– Tyne&Wear Metro, Newcastle
– The Guardian Newspaper
– Channel 4 short film interview.
2002 YR1 Competition contributor, Photographer’s Gallery, London – UK touring exhibition:
– Photographer’s Gallery, London
– Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
– Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Residencies & Schemes

2007-2008 Flying Start – Arts Council England & the Northern Edge Social Enterprise Scheme
2006-2008 Setting Up Scheme – Design Initiative (org. now closed)) including a 2 year residency at Lets Go Global
PAD Scheme (Professional Artist Development) – The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre), Manchester
2006 Whisper Residency, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

Awards & Competitions

2011 BAAF‘s National Adoption Week Film Competition (Silver Winner)
2006 My Life in the News (Winner), Noise Festival, UK
2005 Global 24 (Winner), URBIS, Manchester
2003 Self-Portrait UK (one of the Winners), Media 19 and Channel4, UK

Work & Experince

2007-2008 Casual Front of House – The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
2007 2 day work experience – BBC Broadcasting & BBC Vietnamese, London


2013 Learn Thai – Through Stories, Grammar & Exercises (education book) by Karine Jones – Illustration, design & typesetting by me.
2012 To be British, Vietnamese , Chinese and Me (Written) – Chosen – Living with Adoption (book anthology) –  BAAF
2011 Orchid – More Voices – A Collection of Works from Asian Adoptees (book anthology) – Yeong & Yeong Book Company
2009 Tag Cloud & Sock Bunnies – Pieces of Me: Who Do I Want to Be? (book anthology) – EMK Press
2007 Mei’s Role Model (Article I wrote in Oct/Nov 2007 issue) – Mei Magazine