Associate Member

Nalok.Lok

Master of Design (IDBM) Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Bachelor of Design (MM) Swinburne University of Technology,
Associate Member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators
Coporate member of Hong Kong Design Centre 

Nalok.Lok, penname of Kwan Wai-Lok, was born in Hong Kong and is a 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. He breaks the tradition and creates dark picture books showing the dark side of human nature. The stories are in the fashion of fairy tales but the plot and the ending are so unexpected that the readers are impressed and shocked. The stories attempt to engage his readers to know the dark side of the real world and learn how to deal with it.

Nalok.Lok is highly recognized and has won several awards. His picture book, The Moment While Jumping Off, won the First Runner-up of 2018 ACG Illustration New Star Award and later successfully received the government animation support fund to produce “Jumping Off” into an animation. The animation gained the Certificate of Merit of The Best Animation (Start-up) Awards.  In 2019, he won the Top Ten Young Artists Awards at the 2019 Youth Artists Festival.

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 NGO such as 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:
Scarecore and Bird 2017/02
Who You Are 2017/04
The Tortoise and the Hare : Rematch 2017/10
The Moment while Jumping Off 2018/07
Am I the Strongest 2020/07

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Awards:
'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:
PMQ picture book first experience class
C'Gallery picture book first experience class
Nalok.Lok ZOOM hand drawn illustration class
Nalok.Lok computer drawing illustration class

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Exhibitions:
2020 “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 ACGHK
2019 Hong Kong Book Fair
2019 BEJOINT