Lian Ng started out as a graphic designer in print collateral, branding, packaging, retail graphics and environmental design. He has worked with brands such as RH, Uber, Nike, Kohler and Starbucks. In addition to being a designer, Ng is an artist working in printmaking and watercolor. His work tends to lean towards Abstract Minimalism and the Concrete Art Movement. Ng’s design and artwork has been recognized internationally and is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Academy of Art University San Francisco, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts China, Tipoteca Italiana di Cornuda Italy, Biblioteca Civica di Rovereto Italy, Archivio Tipografico di Torino Italy and Druckwerk Basel Switzerland. His work has won numerous awards and has been published in the Type Directors Club, Print International and Communication Arts.
“Influenced by my background in Mathematics and Computer Science, my art and design often incorporates mathematical algorithms, as well as typography and architectural references. I’m fascinated by the perimeters that shapes are created from as well as pattern generation that results in elements being expanded or manipulated, creating complex systems. Most of my work has an underlying formal structure but still maintain a sense of organic fluidity.” - Lian