Freelance graphic designer & illustrator since 2012

Powered by nature, rooted in Chinese culture.

Xue was trained as a graphic designer when she was a high school student in Toronto, Canada. Since she got her Bachelor of Design from the York University and Sheridan College Joint Program, she has embarked onto a professional road, specializing in the field of illustration, branding and western calligraphy.

She thinks that design is not only a profession but also a way of thinking that shapes her reality. To design is to liberate her soul and to motivate her to dive into the wild world in search of the never-ending visual and aural stimulation. Art and design, together accompanied with travelling as the by-product, have helped her interpret the world with different sets of acquired aesthetics. The magnificence of nature and the abundance of various cultures have inspired her to practice design as a way of celebration of life experience.

Currently working as a freelancer, she uses the freedom to experiment with different lifestyles by living among cities of Japan and China while having Toronto as the first base of operation.

カナダ・トロント在住。高校から大学までグラッフィックデザインを学び、2012年からフリーランスでグラッフィックデザイナーとして活動。山の中でひっそり暮したくて、2014年から、世界を旅行しながら自由な生活を始め、20カ国90都市をまわる中で、日本出会い、そこからデザインと自然の研究のために大山町に何度も訪れている。アート製作ををするときには、孤独と火山のような怒り、パジャマスタイルで製作している。

HELLO! THIS IS XUE!!!

山居隐居悠居,怪诞稚拙有趣。

大名儿冯雪。从高中至大学学习平面设计专业。2012年毕业后直接进入自由职业者行列。为了寻找山居隐居悠居的生活方式,自2014年秋伊始至今,一直尝试着自由人式的四处旅居生活。在游学游玩之间走过了20个国家90座城市。目前常年往返于多伦多,北京,台北和日本。

性格孤僻,怪癖一堆。工作/创作时只有披头散发身着睡衣才能自由/超常发挥。

WORK EXPERIENCE

theOmelet.Inc
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
September 2012 – Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tellspec
Freelance Graphic & Web & UI Designer
August 2013 – Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AP蓽蘿 (Art Pillar)
Artist In Residence
January 2019 – February 2019
New Taipei City, Taiwan

イトナミダイセン芸術祭(Itonami Daisen Art Festival)
Artist In Residence
September 2018 – October 2018
Daisen, Tottori, Japan

こっちの大山研究所 (DaisenLabo)
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
September 2017 – October 2017
Daisen, Tottori, Japan

Happy Monday
Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
January 2013 – January 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Think Dirty
UI Design Intern
January 2013 – January 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pather International
Graphic Designer
October 2012 – November 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JOYN:VISCOM (佐维视觉)
Graphic Design Intern
May 2011 – July 2011
Beijing, China

My top three must-have conditions to bring out the most creative form of me.

  • unmatched pajama (with paint stain, dog hair, last night dinner, coffee residue)
  • messy hairstyle (sometimes hairband hippie, sometimes bun with chopstick-geisha style)
  • background noise (Chinese/Japanese dramas on ancient stories; Talk shows on neurology or polyamory; Radio on things I don’t care much; ASMR if the deadlines are too deadly)

Bread keeps me alive and Mountains make me cry.

  • Top Three: Sourdough; Bagel; Bageutte (refer to my business logo on the top left corner)
  • My recycled soul was once a small moutain. Unknown to others but exist for long.
  • My passion is similar to volcano eruption. Curiosity is my fuel and my life force.

Most likely this is how I label myself, if needed.*

  • All-time Free Spirit
  • All-time Free Range Human
  • Sometimes Socially Awkward

Let’s talk! dakonger@gmail.com

TRAVELLING HISTORY

EDUCATION

2008-2012:
York University/Sheridan College,
Bachelor of Design with Honours,
Toronto, Canada

2005-2008:
A. Y. Jackson Secondary School,
Toronto, Canada

1988-2004:
Having fun in Harbin,
Northeastern China

TREASURE

Nature, walking, wandering, talking nonsense, having random conversation, being mad or depressed, having awesome music and food, dancing for hours and making noise.