Alice Wong is a Story Designer based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Through her research, she aims to visually translate complex information into shareable stories. Her principal topic of interest is the intersection of biographical documentary, media and social phenomena.
She was born in Amsterdam in 1989 and raised in Hong Kong since she was 4. She returned to the Netherlands to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven after she won a scholarship with her design graduation project 'Happiness'. She was awarded for Design Student of the Year 2010 by Hong Kong Designers Association. In the same year, she achieved Gold Award in Graphic Design at Caritas Bianchi College of Careers.
In 2015, she graduated from the master of Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven with ‘Reconstructing Reality’. In the following years, she won Dioraphte Award from Nederlands Film Festival, Best Experimental Film Award from Crossroad Film Festival in 2018, Best Experimental Film Award from Unishorts 2017, Special Mention from One-Reeler Short Film Competition Los Angeles 2017, Best Film Editing Award from Bangalore Film Festival 2017 and Best Film Editing Award from I.V. Filmmerfest Hamburg 2017 with her master graduation project. In 2017, she was nominated for the Keep An Eye Grant.
In early 2016, she was commissioned by Schiphol Real Estate to create a short pitching video for Eindhoven design studio Enrichers.
In late 2016 till early 2018, she was invited to collaborate with Amsterdam design studio thonik and film designer Alexandre Humbert on the documentary 'Weaving Stories'.
She was selected by Jan Boelen and Gabrielle Kennedy to be one of the on-stage hosts for #TVclerici, a mashed-up media and design studio show of Design Academy Eindhoven in Salone del Mobile 2017.
On 11 November 2017, she was commissioned by Current Obsession to collaborate with Matylda Krzykowski on 'Design Date', a format that combines the exchange of knowledge with entertainment, inspired by the British TV programme 'Blind Date'.
She has since been a recipient of the Stimuleringsfonds' Talent Development Grant on her first non-linear interactive storytelling project about 'Leftover Women - A force to be reckoned with', which is programmed by designer Jonas Ersland and co-edited by contemporary artist Li Man Ni.
'Double 11' is a 2-month investigative design project, starting from August 2018. She was invited to choose one specific aspect of interest from the given context and brought into the format of a final exhibition together with 8 other selected DAE alumni: Geo-Design, Alibaba: From here to your home, curated by Joseph Grima and Martina Muzi, takes place in van Abbemuseum from 13 October to 11 November 2018.
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