Liam will be speaking about how an interest in graphic design led him to becoming an art director in the video games industry. He will discuss style and what it means to him and how he has taken those learnings into his career as a photographer.
Director & Photographer
Liam Wong is an award-winning Director, Graphic Designer, Game Developer and Photographer. He is best known for defining and directing visual identities and listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s influential 30 under 30.
Born and raised in Scotland – within two years of graduating, Wong moved to Canada – becoming the youngest director at Ubisoft, the video game company behind Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed. In parallel with his blossoming career in video games, Wong was teaching himself photography.
In December 2015 he purchased his first DSLR (a Canon 5D III) and his debut photo series: ‘Tokyo Nights (TO:KY:OO)’ – capturing the beauty of night through moments after midnight – inspired by sci-fi, neon-noir, cyberpunk and Japanese animation – gained over a million views worldwide, accumulating a large following online and kickstarting his journey into photography. Wong has since collaborated with many high profile companies, artists, musicians and directors. His work has been recognized by media outlets such as BBC, Forbes, Business Insider, Saatchi and Adobe. Full press list available here.