Candy Ng is an illustrator and artist from Melbourne, Australia. Born in Hong Kong, Candy moved to Melbourne to explore creative opportunities. She hasn’t left since. Candy’s work has been described as whimsical and imaginative, filled with inspiration from nature, adventures and good thoughts.

Her illustrations have been exhibited across shows in Australia, New York and Berlin. When not at work, she would explore the world with a sketchbook and a pen. Candy is happiest on her bicycle and would find her ways to pat as many dogs as she can.

Email / Instagram.

Selected Client / Collaborator
Samsung, Lane Crawford, Nutcase Helmets, Open House Melbourne, Melbourne Water, John Holland, FareShare, Kinfolk Cafe, South East Water, Port Phillip Eco Centre, Jardan Furniture, Curvy, AGDA, CATC, Creative Women’s Circle, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Energy Australia

We contracted Candy from Thoughts Come True to help us define the brand for our new company including concept, artwork and marketing material. She was amazing from start to finish. We didn’t have a clear idea of what we wanted so she helped us define our image and led us through the branding process step by step. She helped us to visualise what we wanted by showing us how our products would look on the shelf. She then created a beautiful set of original hand drawn artwork and fonts for us and always gave us several options to choose from and was happy to make any changes we wanted. I would highly recommend Candy to anyone.” – Victoria, Messy Faces

Experience
Illustrator & Graphic Artist
2015 – Present

Creative Mornings | Melbourne
Committee, 2012 – Present

Little Something Store
Founder, 2015 – Present

Kinfolk Cafe
Freelance Graphic Designer & Cafe Volunteer, 2015 – Present

The Design Kids | Melbourne
Co-host, 2016 – 2016

Melbourne Lettering Club
Co-host, 2014 – 2016
Co-organised it’s first group show Tone of Voice in 2014.

Canyon
Graphic Designer, 2011 – 2015

Australia Graphic Design Association (AGDA)
Vic Council Sub-Committee, 2012 – 2013
Vic Student Council Member, 2009 – 2012

Baseline
Junior Graphic Designer, 2008

(Profile Image) Photography by Val from Big Picture Stuff

Selected Exhibitions and Features
2017
– Off the Kerb’s 10th Birthday Show Supporting Red Dust, Melbourne
– Decks for Change Exhibition, Work-shop Melbourne

2016
– Nathan & Friends present: Lettermen Group Show, Melbourne
– Guest Speaker at First Five Out, AGDA, Melbourne
– Nutcase Unframed St Art Exhibition for World Bicycle Relief, Berlin
– Solo Exhibition, Off the Kerb, Melbourne
Interview with Outlet Magazine
Interview with Nutcase Helmets

2015
Interview with Duckfeet
– Interview with Big Picture Stuff
– Draw V2, Melbourne Arts Club Gallery, Melbourne
– Powerhouse Street-art Project, Geelong, Melbourne

2014
Interview with Moustache Magazine
– Tone of Voice Group Exhibition, Melbourne Lettering Club, CATC, Melbourne
Create Design Awards (Finalist on Illustration)
– Y11 Careers Day Guest Speaker, Balwyn High School, Melbourne
– The Scribble Project, City Library, Melbourne

2013
– Create Design Awards (Shortlisted on Illustration)
– TDK Threesome Exhibition, No Vancancy Gallery, Melbourne
– Belly of the Beast Exhibition, OSNS, Melbourne, Australia

2012
– Interview and collaboration with La Mode Outré
Interview and artwork featured on Curvy 8
– Curvy 8Book Launch and Group Show, Australia
– Melbourne Advertising and Design Club (MADC) Awards; Bronze
– Look See Exhibition, Watt Space, Newcastle
– Dirtying the Paper Group Exhibition, BSG, Melbourne
– Random Postcard Project Exhibition, Rich Mix, London
– PopMart Exhibition, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
– Sketch Book Project Exhibition, Brooklyn Art Library, New York

2011
Guest Speaker at First Five Out, AGDA, Melbourne
– AGDA Poster Annual Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
– Desktop Magazine Aug & Oct 2011 Issues
– Australian INfront VR5, The Compound Interest, Melbourne
– On Paper Group Exhibition, BSG, Melbourne
– Sketch Book Project Exhibition, Brooklyn Art Library, New York
– AGDA Poster Annual Exhibition, Australia
– Create Design Awards (Highly Commended on Illustration. Shortlisted on Typography)

2010
– AGDA Award of Excellence

Education
– Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop, Melbourne, 2015
– Brett Piva Sign Painting Workshop, Melbourne, 2015
– TJ Guzzardi Sign Painting Workshop, OSNS, 2013
– Type by Hand Workshop (with Gemma o’Brien & Wayne Thompson), Sydney, 2012
– Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Design, First Class Honours, 2006 – 2009
– CAE Melbourne Screen Printing, 2008