Professional Member

Nalok.Lok

Committee member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators
HKDI Illustration Programme External Examiner (2023-2024)
Incubation member of GBA (2019)
Master of Design (IDBM) Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Design (MM) Swinburne University of Technology

Nalok.Lok, penname of Kwan Wai-Lok, was born in Hong Kong and is a committee member of the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Master degree in Design and was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master degree in Visual Arts offered by the Latvian Academy of Arts, University of Latvia.

Nalok.Lok has launched a series of dark picture books in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. His picture books illustrating not only the vulnerable side of human nature but also showing the dark side of reality. Readers could know the real world and learn ways to encounter problems.

Nalok.Lok is highly recognized and has won several awards. His picture book, The Moment While Jumping Off, successfully received the government animation support fund to produce into an animation, which gained the Certificate of Merit of The Best Animation (Start-up) Awards. Also, he won the Top Ten Young Artists Awards at the 2019 Youth Artists Festival. Moreover, he has also won the "Illustrator Of The Year" award from the Japan Illustrators' Association twice, respectively in the categories of Best Illustration in Editorial in 2022 and Excellent Illustrator in 2023.

In recent years, in addition to continuing to create picture books, he has promoted crossover activities with clients/brands, including Dragonfly and Wacom. He has partnered with government departments and NGO such as Social Welfare Department, The Salvation Army and Suicide Prevention Services to develop illustration work. He is also committed to nurturing talents by conducting illustration workshops.

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Collection of Dark Picture Books:
One Chance? One Chance. 2024/07
My Forbidden Room 2022/06
Let me Eat Snow! 2021/07
Am I the Strongest 2020/07
The Moment while Jumping Off 2018/07
The Tortoise and the Hare : Rematch 2017/10
Who You Are 2017/04
Scarecore and Bird 2017/02

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Awards:
'The 9th China Illustration Biennial' – Finalist
'Japanese Illustrators’ Association - Illustrator Of The Year 2023' – Excellent Illustrators
‘Japanese Illustrators’ Association - Illustrator Of The Year 2022’ - Best Illustration in Editorial
'2019 Top Ten Young Artists'
'6th Animation Support Program (Start-up) Award' - Certificate of Merit
'10th ACG Illustration New Star Award' - First Runner-up
'DIP Illustration Design Contest' – Finalist

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Drawing workshop/ class:

Regular class:
·Nalok.Lok Procreate Illustration Class (Total 4 Classes) (2022-2024)
·Nalok.Lok Adobe Drawing Illustration Class (Adults and Kids) (Total 9 Classes) (2017-2022)
·HKKEPA - Illustrator Certificate Course (Total 22 Courses) (2017-2024)

2024:
·Kau Yan College - Illustrator Career Planning Talk + Picture Book Creation Workshop
·Carmel Holy Word Secondary School - Procreate Illustration Course
·St. Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School - Procreate Illustration Course

2023:
·HKDI Illustration Programme Guest Lecture - Illustrators’ survival strategy + Procreate training
·Carmel Holy Word Secondary School - Illustrator Career Planning Talk + Procreate Workshop
·Po Leung Kuk Lam Man Chan English Primary School - Procreate Illustration Course (English Course)
·Sheng Kung Hui Li Siu Keung Primary School - Procreate Illustration School Team Training Course
·Ng Wah Catholic Primary School - Procreate Illustration Course
·Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School - Procreate Illustration + Picture Book Creation Course
·S.K.H. St. Michael's Primary School - Procreate Illustration School Team Training Course
·HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute Shek Wai Kok Primary School - Procreate Animation Workshop
·Fukien Secondary School - Procreate Experience Workshop
·CCC Kei San Secondary School - Creation of Picture Book Course
·Hong Chi Lions Morninghill School - Procreate Illustration Course
·HKDI Illustration Programme External Examiner

2022:
·Arts With the Disabled Association Hong Kong - Illustration Initial Experience Workshop
·Delia Memorial School (Broadway) - Procreate Illustration Course
·St. Francis Xavier’s College - Adobe Design Application Course
·Chiu Yang Por Yen Primary School - Procreate Illustration Course
·The Church of Christ in China Kwai Wah Shan College - Animation Creation Course
·The Church of Christ in China Kwei Wah Shan College – Procreate Drawing Course
·The Church of Christ in China Kwei Wah Shan College – Hand Drawing Illustration Class
·Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School – Procreate Drawing Course
·St. Francis’Canossian College – Procreate Drawing Course
·CUHKFAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School - Creation of Picture Book Course
·Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College - Procreate Drawing Course
·Good Hope School - Procreate Drawing Course
·Po Leung Kuk Grandmont Primary School - Procreate Teacher Experience Workshop
·Nalok.Lok Zoom Procreate Illustration Class (Total 2 Classes)
·PLK Chao King Lin Early Learning Centre - Zoom Procreate Teacher Experience Workshop
·S.K.H. Chai Wan St. Michael’s School - Zoom Hand Drawing Illustration Class
·Toi Shan Association College - Procreate Drawing Course
·Nalok.Lok Zoom Hand Drawing Illustration Class (Total 2 Classes) (2020-2022)

2021:
·Ju Ching Chu Secondary School - Digital Drawing Course
·The Salvation Army PATH Centre - Illustrator Life Planning Talk
·Sha Tin Methodist College - Zoom On Line Talk - Illustrator Career Talk

2017-2020:
·HKTDC Design Inspire - Zoom On Line Illustration Experience Workshop (2020)
·PMQ - Illustration Experience Workshop (2019)
·C’Gallery - Illustration Experience Workshop (2019)
·IP Lab - Illustration Experience Parent-child Workshop (2019)
·Y.E.S. Youth Employment Start - Illustrator Elementary Course (Total 2 Courses) (2018)
·Nalok.Lok Hand Drawing Illustration Class (Total 2 Classes) (2017-2019)

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Exhibitions:
2019-2023 Hong Kong Book Fair
2019-2023 ACGHK
2021-2023 Duk6 Duk6
2023 DLAB 4 licensing exhibition
2022 Market Fairish x Nalok.Lok Dark Christmas Weekend Market + Solo Exhibition
2022 B.Duck x World Artists
2021 Shopcation Fest
2020-2021 Illustfair
2020-2022 “Cultural July” Joyful Summer Reading
2020 DLAB 2 licensing exhibition
2019 Taiwan Manga Festival
2019 "The Edge of Fairy Tales and Reality" Nalok.Lok Solo Exhibition
2019 Original Indie Comic Con in HK
2019 BEJOINT
2017-2021 Comic World
2017-2022 Rainbow Gala
2018 Design Inspire
2018 The Illustrated ERA Guangdong Hong Kong Macau