invent / interpret / define


Shirley Lau is a visual designer currently working in Hong Kong. While attending the Rhode Island School of Design, she developed a passion for studying interconnections of disciplinary practices through visual user-based design, entrepreneurial thinking and multimodal communications. Her work currently employs her conceptual thinking, traditional drafting skills and writing to create identity and brand concept prototypes and presentations. Additionally, she creates books and visual languages to explore different forms of communication.

In her spare time, she is also a home cook, runner, health enthusiast and doesn’t refer to herself in the third person.



2015-2019 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Illustration

2008-2015 Chinese International School Hong Kong, International Baccalaureate


2016-2019 The RISD Center for Arts and Language, Writing and Communication Tutor

Summer 2018 Hong Kong Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering, Creative Design Intern

Summer 2017 archiparti International Limited (Hong Kong), Marketing Design Intern

Summer 2016 Ringus Solution Enterprise Limited (Hong Kong), Design Intern


Design Illustration, Graphic design, UI/UX, 3D modeling, Identity & packaging, Lettering

Programs Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Blender

Languages English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese