Lilian Leung is a designer, artist, and community-based researcher. Based in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, they are focused on applying thoughtful and considered design solutions to community-centered projects, and developing relationships through collaboration.

With over seven years of industry experience, their work spans visual communication, UX/UI designer, media arts, and workshop facilitation. Experienced working with local, national, and international  businesses and initiatives; Lilian has worked on numerous projects in a variety of industries such as film, commerce, non-profit, academic institutions and more. 

Their current practice circles new and evolving methods of placemaking and placekeeping in virtual reality, trans- and postmedia practices, and interactive documentary. 

They received their Master of Design from the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, their BDes at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and their diploma in Graphic Design & Illustration from the IDEA Program at Capilano University, BC.

They are currently available for full-time/part-time freelance opportunities. Feel free to drop a line and say “Hello.”

Select Clients

Adidas
BCAA
BCLC
Enchant Christmas
Lululemon
Metropolis at Metrotown
Ministry of Citizen Services
Provincial Health Service Authority
Simon Fraser University
UBC Sauder School of Business
University of Toronto
Vancouver Convention Centre

Exhibitions

  • 2021 Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition
  • 2020 Digital Futures Open Show
  • 2020 Receipts - In Collaboration with Public Visualization Studio, The Bentway
  • 2019 Digital Futures Open Show
  • 2019 Art Gallery of Ontario - Multi-Sensory Exhibition

Publications

  • 2021 Blackwood Gallery | SDUK Issue 09 – DIFFUSING
  • 2021 Momus | Imperfect Archives: Lilian Leung and Linda Zhang Virtually Capture Eroding Chinatowns by Steph Wong Ken

Panels, Talks, & Workshops

  • 2021 VRTO Conference - Decolonizing the Past: Reimagining the Future (Co-Presented with Priya Bandodkar and Nadine Valcin)
  • 2021 Asia Global Cultural Studies Forum (AGCSF) - Co-Presented with Immony Men
  • 2021 Music Gallery - EMERGENTS IV: ROOM TONE: Photogrammetry as Creative Archive

Recognition

  • 2021 Digital Futures Masters Program - Social Change Award
  • 2021 Graduate Studies Grant — Future through Memory
  • 2020 Graduate Studies Grant — In Chinatown - TO
  • 2016 Applied Arts Award Complete Design Series
  • 2016 New Designers Sky Creative Award
  • 2016 D&AD New Blood Award Design Bridge
  • 2015 RGD So(cial) Good Award
  • 2015 GDC Salazar Awards – Winner for Interactive Design
Full CV and Portfolio Upon Request
© 2021 Lilian Leung