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After Effcts, Brand Identity, Branding, Illustation, Packaging, Print Design, T-Shirt Design, Typography


  • Lantern (A Division of Penguin Books Australia)
    Freelance Illustrator
    2014 - Present

  • Lantern (a division of Penguin Books Australia)
    2013 - 2013

    Undertook live projects under the guidance of the Art Director and senior designers, including book cover designs and assisting in styling photo shoots.

  • Taste Media
    Graphic Design Intern
    2012 - 2013

    Worked at a fast pace on various live projects with senior graphic designers which included print material, storyboarding for animations, logo design and illustrations


  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Visual Communications with International Studies
    2007 - 2013
  • Sapporo University
    International Studies
    2011 - 2012

Awards and Achievements

  • Work published in Hysteria Magazine Issue Two

    My illustrations were published in Sydney Design and Art magazine, Hysteria.

  • Stupid Krap Red Book Art Prize Finalist

    Stupid Krap partnered with Analogue/Digital and Blurb to launch the first annual Red Book Art Prize.

    I was a chosen as a finalist and was lucky enough to have my artwork published in their beautiful hardcover book!

  • Featured on Australian Infront

    I was featured on Australian Infront on the 19th November, 2013


  • Work featured on The Loop

    My major project for university, "Bertha", was featured on the Loop on November 13, 2013

  • Featured on Lost at E minor

    I was featured on Lost at E minor on the 4th of December 2013


  • Cake Wines Archibottle Competition Finalist

    My wine bottle design was one of 30 finalists selected out of approximately 500 entries and exhibited in Surry Hills. Cake Wines produced a limited edition run of 3 cases of my design

  • Red Bull Doodle Art Competition Winner

    Winning illustration was selected from universities across New South Wales and judged by renowned Australian artist, Beastman


📖 Past Clients

  • VICE Australia

    Ongoing work for VICE, creating illustrations for digital and print editorial publications.

  • Penguin Group (Australia)

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Freda Chiu
Education University of Technology, Sydney
Sapporo University
Employer Lantern (A Division of Penguin Books Australia)
Location Sydney Australia


About Freda

Freda Chiu is a freelance illustrator, artist and graphic designer currently based in Sydney. Her biggest influences include 80's B-grade horror, underground cultures, indie comics and children's picture books. Her favourite medium is the humble mechanical pencil for the subtle details it can achieve, and she lives for the story-telling aspect of drawing.

Freda graduated with Honours (First Class) in a combined Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies majoring in Japanese at the University of Technology Sydney in May 2014. She currently works across a range of applications including book and editorial illustration, branding and packaging.

When Freda isn't scribbling away to meet deadlines, she enjoys reading comics, news and books of all sorts to find inspiration. She also derives great pleasure from watching horror movies, 80's and 90's Hong Kong action comedies starring her childhood heroes, Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat, and hunting the streets for good ramen. She has an extensive children's picture book collection and a dog named Tubby who keeps her feet warm while she works.




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