[ Key Works CV (before 2013) (Archived) ]

This CV is a archived page. To see info about my currently work please see my to go to the [Designer Toys], [Illustration] & [3D] 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.

2011-2013Learn Thai – Through Stories, Grammar & Exercises by Karine Jones – Illustration, design & typesetting.
2012Dr. Amanda Baden logo – USA
MDH Adoption Parenting logo – Ireland
2010Somewhere 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
2009BabyLab 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.

2011Post-it Workshop (2 sessions) – CASH NW 2011 Summer School – Stockport, UK 
2010Comic 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
2009T-shirt Workshop – Irish-Chinese Contact Group (ICCG) – Lead Artist, Cork, Ireland
2008T-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
2007The Games We Play (Chinese Games) (3 Sessions) – Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2006Shadow 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.

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

Talks & Panels

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

2011Thai Adoption UK (TAUK) Adult Adoptee Seminar – Panel Speaker, Wimbledon, London 
2010Midland Post Adoption Support Group – Artist talk and Q&A, Mullingar, Ireland
20081st 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
2007PAD Scheme (round 3) – Guess Speaker, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2006Self Portrait UK Refugee Launch – Guess Speaker, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Self Portrait UK Refugee Launch – Guess Speaker, The Arc, Stockton-on-Tees


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

Exhibitions, Screenings & Other Projects

More information & examples on [Adoption Art] pages.

2009Trans-cultural Adoptee Films (TAF) – 2009. Australia-wide. 
2008plAAy – Contemporary Asian Art, Waterloo Pavilions, Blackburn
2007EIGHT 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
2006My 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
2005Contributor 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
2004BA Photography Degree Show, Manchester Met. Uni.
2003Ogle, 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.
2002YR1 Competition contributor, Photographer’s Gallery, London – UK touring exhibition:
– Photographer’s Gallery, London
– Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
– Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Residencies & Schemes

2007-2008Flying Start – Arts Council England & the Northern Edge Social Enterprise Scheme 
2006-2008Setting 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
2006Whisper Residency, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

Awards & Competitions

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

Work & Experience

2007-2008Casual Front of House – The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 
20072 day work experience – BBC Broadcasting & BBC Vietnamese, London


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