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The client makes an app that gives discounts and coupons to customers for prescriptions and OTC drugs. Their branding is cut and dry, so they needed a visual solution that can inject some warmth...
No. 2: Inspired by Layla
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Context: Every Lunar New Year, I create a piece of art based on the year's zodiac animal (see Year of the Rooster, Monkey, Goat, and Horse). Year of the Dog: For this animal, instead of relegating the project to...
Daily 宇良 No. 28
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Daily 宇良 (ooh-rah) is a month-long project. One illustration of sumo wrestler 宇良和輝 (Ura Kazuki) was created for each day of February, for a total of 28 images.   No. 1: Ura the rikishi     No. 3:...
Origin Story
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  Origin Story is a companion mini-zine to Issue #4 of Brux & Boggle. It tells the unusual but true story of how three pet rats were saved by a cat rescue.       Because Origin...
Brux & Boggle #4: Running rats
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  Brux & Boggle is my zine about pet rats and rat culture. Each issue has a theme, and Issue #4 focuses on the bonds and personalities of three girl rats.     The girl rats came...
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    The client: La Combe des Selves (LCDS) is a rental retreat property in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeast France. Offering both forested land for exploration as well as a three-story home for comfort,...
Sunrun: 10th anniversary header
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The client: Sunrun is a company that provides options for homeowners looking to green their energy use. Their business runs on a robust marketing campaign that spans across email, advertising, and social media. My role:...
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Daily drawing project in sets of three — draw an animal, then a plant, and on the third day combine both into a pattern.   Bat + Cereus   Rat + Strawberries   Macaques + Squash   Kingfisher + Thistle Bags are coming...
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  The client: Cancer Care International (Shanghai) is a US-backed organization that aims to provide state-of-the-art care to cancer patients in underserved nations of the world. In particular, CCI (Shanghai) is active in the China...
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Illustration of women and men of HeroRATS who work tireless to search for unexploded landmines or run tuberculosis detection. They work with trained Gambian pouched rats to sniff out land mines around the word...
Mystical White Rat
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Albinism presents a set of visual challenges for many animals, but in the humble rat it seems to imbue him with mystical powers.     Eyesight in rats is already poor, so lacking pigment is not...
Pecan pie
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Pie illustrations for a pie infographic (!). Some fun textures achieved with custom Illustrator brushes. Art direction & design: Kim Galanto Illustration: Dana Chen ©...
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Separated from Intuit, newly independent Quicken was in the process of doing a thorough web and identity update when they needed helpful content for their customers. At the time, the only visual that was...
Choice Hotels infographic series
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I art directed two series of infographics series for Choice Hotels. Working alongside a team of editors and account managers, I helped pitch an infographic structure that would meet the client's wish list and...
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See the whole thing (and accompanying blog post) here. Data-wise, this one was tricky because the range in the dataset was so big. Visualized as a bar graph, some numbers were literally off the chart and...
For Romantic Collectors, luxury is high touch and steeped in craftsmanship, with roots in history.
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The client intensely surveyed millennial drivers and developed six segments from their findings. To bring the segment data to life, I illustrated each personality based on the segment's behaviors and patterns. Pragmatic Investors are committed...
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I art directed a series of infographics and illustrations for global computer maker ASUS and produced the content in 10 languages (Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, and Vietnamese). I love...
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I art directed and worked on illustrations for two articles on credit for Experian.   11 Credit Myths   Not all debts are credit equal.   Your job title and income have no effect on your credit score.     10 Biggest Mistakes...
Rat bouquet!
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For Valentine's Day, what I'd love to receive is not flowers, but a bouquet of rats. Of course, I made sure to include lots of squishy dumbo rats. I made a gif version where the rats...
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Working alongside a production team, I art directed a series of visual content for mitú, the media brand for English-speaking Latinx millennials. It started with the moodboard to establish a look and feel that ties...
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    Illustrations for Samsung on their TechLife content channel. The concept was that you can have (near) superhuman powers with a Samsung smartwatch, like becoming ultra strong or seeing through walls.             Creative direction: Nicole Coppola Design and...
Wipe down your tablet
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Illustration with existing product photography for Samsung’s TechLife content channel. Art direction: Nicole Coppola Illustration & design: Dana Chen Project management: Tiphanie Luebke ©2014...
Let it Go canvas craft
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Craft and DIY content produced for That Mouse Company. I worked under a creative director alongside photo and content editors to brainstorm, pitch, and produce a big batch of mom-friendly content. I sketched out...
Villains Party
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Craft and DIY content produced for That Mouse Company. I worked under a creative director alongside photo and content editors to brainstorm, pitch, and produce a big batch of Halloween content aimed at parents...
Color Schemes by the Era
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  Illustrations for a home décor listicle on color schemes based on design periods. This project started out as swatches of color only. Editors felt that this wouldn't provide a clear picture of the design inspiration, so the...
Nicole

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For this project, the prompt from the client was a direction they call "girlfriends" — fun, coquettish, light-hearted and boutique. They also liked the idea of a gift, and wanted to explore a visual...
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UCode is an independent extracurricular that teaches kids how to program.   The business was launched on weak legs with a logo and marketing assets acquired through a contest website (not exactly a good idea). The...
Peach floral rat pattern with texture
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Like the first issue of my rat zine, the second issue of Brux & Boggle was created with a companion set of patterns as well. Some of the inspiration was the same as the...
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Old traditional crafts is one of my fascinations, and this Scottish way of knitting encompasses the most basic of techniques (you only need to know one stitch). Designs laden with culturally important motifs, like...
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For the first issue of Brux & Boggle, my zine about pet rats and rat culture, I wanted to create a set of patterns as a companion element. The whole notion of pet rats...