ABOUT VIVAY (A.K.A. “VIV”)
Born and raised in Vancouver, I’m an illustrator/concept artist for games and animation. Past experience as a graphic designer has taught me the value of “making things look good.” My love of immersive narratives has also driven me to study storyboarding.
Every good story needs a compelling tragedy, so I’d like to give you a taste of my family’s history. In the 50s, my grandfather illustrated comics and opened his own bookstore, but Mao’s communist regime confiscated his business. The regime framed all entrepreneurs and their family members as enemies of the government. As a result, my father was barred from entering university, even though he graduated from high school at the top of his class.
After two generations of misfortune, I’m the happy resolution. My approach to art echoes my approach to life: I believe our greatest struggles are also our greatest learning opportunities. Vancouver’s weather can rain on my parade, but I will keep marching.
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