If there’s a creative solution that fosters an emotional response, Daniel Ting Chong will discover it. “I will always try to convey a sense of humor or clever resolution in my work,” says the designer and illustrator. “I think that if a communication can create an emotional connection with someone, then it is quite powerful and coherently memorable.” After graduating with a BA in creative brand communications from the Vega School and cutting his teeth at Cape Town–based design firm The President, Ting Chong took the leap into freelancing. Now he shares a space in Cape Town’s Woodstock neighborhood with five other designers and illustrators, who have helped support him with business insight and creative feedback. Whether working in a minimal or a hyperdetailed style, Ting Chong consistently expresses the raw, emotional tone of brand stories with charm and alacrity. His secret? “I have been very fortunate over the years to have clients who trust me enough to let me direct the creative process,” he says.
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