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Yan Yan Candy Ng


Yan Yan Candy Ng is an illustrator and artist working and living in  Melbourne, Australia. Born in Hong Kong, Candy moved to Melbourne to  expand her creative opportunities. Candy’s art is a reflection of her self-awareness, others, and the world around her. When not at work, she likes to go on adventures and finding time to pat as many dogs as possible.

If you had the chance, what’s something you’d like to tell your 16 year-old self?

Don’t worry about what people think of you – you can’t please everyone. Put your time and focus on creative experiments and develop new interests.

What's something you'd like to see in your dream locker room?

Lots of fun stickers, and endless supply of snacks.

Whose work are you currently admiring?

Long time fan of Oliver Jeffers and Robert Bowers.

Can you talk us through one of the challenges you’ve faced during your career?

Definitely comparing myself with others and battling the feeling of “I am not good enough”. In order to overcome it, I started to limit my time on Instagram and cutting off the habit of mindless scrolling online. If I am stuck creatively, I will go for a walk or a swim instead. This is a healthier way to help me to reset my focus and to recharge my creative energy.

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