A Day With Sophia Chang

Illustrator, designer, and the official bun queen, Sophia Chang, goes under the microscope in this latest A Day With feature. Emerging from Queens, Chang’s eclectic approach to creativity spans multiple mediums ranging from prints, T-shirts and media with some of her work encompassing some familiar entities including Staple Design, Complex Magazine, Baohaus, Undefeated, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Wieden and Kennedy.

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A DAY WITH Sophia chang
Designer & Illustrator

Illustrator, designer, and the official bun queen, Sophia Chang, goes under the microscope in this latest A Day With feature. Emerging from Queens, Chang’s eclectic approach to creativity spans multiple mediums ranging from prints, T-shirts and media with some of her work encompassing some familiar entities including Staple Design, Complex Magazine, Baohaus, Undefeated, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Wieden and Kennedy. For more information, head over to her official website.

On our way to Flushing, Queens to have breakfast.
12:00
PM
We had our pork stew over rice, scallion pancakes, and steamed dumplings to start off our day.
12:45
PM
Making my way to the second meeting of the day. Walking through the mean streets of East Village.
01:30
PM
On my way to the Lower East Side, I made a stop at ReedSpace so I could pick up my “I Hate You Fashion” tote. If you like it, you can pick one up at thereedspace.com. Thanks guys!
02:30
PM
Here’s Jeff Staple. A former professor of mine in school, now my mentor, and client. We’re meeting to talk about some projects that we are currently working on.
03:00
PM
Alexander Richter wanted to get a few photos of Jeff and I outside of the office.
03:30
PM
Finally back home. Reviewing my notes from today’s meetings. About to finish up a sketch.
05:00
PM
Once the illustration is finished, I put it thru the scanner.
05:30
PM
The End! Thank you Alexander Richter for spending the day and documenting everything with your camera!
06:00
PM
11:00
AM
Checking my emails, figuring out what’s in store today. I usually work at home, run errands or have client meetings. Fortunately, today I have Alexander Richter as my photographer for the day!
12:30
PM
Met up with our friend. Walking to my favorite Taiwanese breakfast restaurant.
01:00
PM
This is Action Bronson. Talking about beats, rhymes, and life, – and of course an upcoming project.
01:45
PM
Hanging out at Baohaus waiting for Eddie Huang to come by. Check out my artwork on the upper left! This is our food and rap music collaboration.
02:45
PM
I saw Anna Sian! She is the studio manager and photographer at Staple Design. She is also in a super cool band called Ava Luna! Oh, and theres Ted.
03:15
PM
Along with the superstar designer of Staple Design, we are reviewing some art I had recently done for Nike.
04:00
PM
Walking through the tunnel at Grand Central Station. I have walked this path hundreds of times as a student and now as a illustrator!
05:15
PM
The sketch is finished. For this specific project, I am going to use brush and ink to color in the lines.
05:45
PM
I clean up my lines and color in all images from there in Photoshop. I choose to use Photoshop because I believe it gives me more control in terms of color choices and producing a final clean graphic that I am satisfied with.


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