[ Community Projects ]

In 2008 I started to reach out to the international adoption community both to help inform my work at the time and just for myself as well. Below are some of the major community projects I have been a part of. I continue to be involved in the adoption communities even if my work is not directly linked to the subject… adoption will always be at the heart of my work.

You can also see more about the work I have done for the projects below on the [Websites] & [Design, Branding & Logos] & [Illustration] pages.


Adopted the Comic (2009 – 2013)

  • Creator & Illustrator in collaboration
  • Free Online Adoption Comic 

I have done a number of talks, read adoption resources and heard many views about adoption, I think that adoption is a understandable serious and complex topic. Yet I also find that there is not enough laughter in the adoption “conversation”. So I decided to do this comic for the community. I worked in collaboration on the comic with writer Bart Ballard, a fellow Vietnamese adoptee based in the USA. It was great to be able to give back to the community especially in a creative way.

Site: www.adoptedthecomic.com

Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) (2009 – Current)

  • Website Designer & Advisory Network Member
  • Adoptee lead Community group

In the early 2000s I started to explore adoption, but didn’t really know where to start. With my online searches I came across AVI. They were the first adoptee group that I came into contact with. It wasn’t until many years later that I become more actively involved with the group and in 2009 I was asked to become an Advisory Network member. In 2011 I completely revamped, consolidated and redesigned the vast AVI website and updated the logo.

Site: www.adoptedvietnamese.org

Chinese Adult Adoptee Worldwide Reunion Website (CAAWR) (2009-2011)

  • Website Designer & Committee Member
  • Adoptee lead Community group

From 2009-2011 I was part of the committee that organised reunion events of Hong Kong & Chinese adoptees. I helped brand and design the website for the group. Being on this committee was much more than just a project, I made lasting friendships and will continue to the keep in contact with the group as they move on to future events.

Site: does not exist any longer