Olivia Chan

Dabbling in anything and everything

About

Driven by a desire to do meaningful design, I like to explore and learn to gain a wealth of new knowledge and skills that I can apply and build on through other projects. I believe that all great designers are generalists. Rather than being an expert on one thing, I am constantly open to new opportunities and dedicate myself to learn all that I can.

What is the most useful piece of design advice that you have received?

Good design is timeless.

What is your favourite typeface?

Avenir.

Other than design, what creative fields interest you most?

I find myself attracted to anything artisanal. More specifically, the process of linoleum hand block printing has always interested me tremendously.

If you could learn any new skill or talent, what would it be?

I would love to master the art of story telling.

Design Interests

Editorial and Book Design
Packaging Design
Branding and Identity Design
UI/UX Design

mobi

Short for mobility, mobi is a wheelchair-friendly tote bag that acts as a compact portable organizer for the physically challenged. It comes with dog treats, a collapsible water bowl, chew toy, and poop bags, all of which are easily accessible for the user. As many of the physically challenged require a mobility assistance dog, mobi attaches to the arms of a wheelchair, or alternatively can be used as a tote bag. The dual use allows the contents of the bag to be easily handed over from the wheelchair to a family member, friend, or helper.

Pockets on one side of the bag are designed to be refilled with items that suit the dog’s needs, while the pockets on the opposite side are meant to store everyday items such as a notebook, wallet, or glasses. This allows for sustainable living as the bag’s pockets are able to be refilled.

Both sides mobi allow for optimal use of space, and are also for proper weight distribution to balance the bag. The bag is also invertible as each side has a different colour scheme to suit different tastes or age groups.

To truly be an accessible product for all, mobi is made to be available online to be delivered right to one’s doorstep. mobi’s aim is to meet the specific needs of all users.

Below are some photos of mobi in the making.

See more of my work at the graduate showcase