For me, sketching is observation. By sitting, seeing, and making marks on a sketchpad, I find it helps me learn way more about new cultures and urban landscapes (#ThatArchitectBrain).
It’s been a while since I did some real travel sketching (and shared it) so this is meant to open my sketchbook up to the world and share! Last time I did this was either via my private Instagram (shameless plug @jamiemkwan, so feel free to follow me 😉).
Publicly, the last time I shared my sketching, I was deep in my undergrad doing a study abroad in China!!! Time f*cking flies.
But also, it’s not often you get to spend two months travelling Japan and being able to actually sit down and draw a lot. I had some incredible opportunities to immerse myself in an incredible country on the other side of the world on two occasions, three years apart.
✏️ Here’s a look at some of the things I saw and captured in sketch.
a quick bio...
💁♂️ Jamie Kwan is an Experiential Designer and Strategist, working at the intersection of space, service, and digital experience design. During the day, he’s a Service Designer with Atlassian in 🇨🇦 creating white-glove customer experiences, but more broadly … He's a recovering Architect, 'creative-tech'-dabbling designer, and a research-driven brand strategist, who's worked alongside clients in the retail, technology, themed entertainment, and financial services sectors in navigating the future — transforming their brand purpose into designed experiences that connect with their audiences (and strives to make their heart skip a beat). ✨ Through his work, he's on a mission to inject the power of play, storytelling, and hero-centered experience design in envisioning the future. Selected clients include the Panama Canal Authority, CJ Group, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), AIRMILES, Canadian Tire Corporation, Cineplex Entertainment, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
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