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Candice Phang, better known as Puffingmuffin, is an illustrator and character designer based in Singapore. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA in Arts (Architecture) and also holds an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, Visual Communications. This amalgamation of both professions has allowed her to view art from a unique perspective.

Her work is characterized by whimsical characters that are clad in clown-like features and dreamy colours. Drawing inspiration from nature, pop culture and life itself, she explores the twisted, dark yet lighthearted bond that brings these elements together. Through her art, she hopes to give another perspective of life — to take life more seriously in a less serious way.

She snapchats her work processes and happenings under "puffingmuffin". And when she's not working on her illustrations, you may find her catching up on The Vampire Diaries and swooning over Ian Smoulderhalder  — no, it's Somerhalder!

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BRANDS I'VE WORKED WITH...

  • National Library Board
  • National Arts Council
  • Public Utilities Board
  • POSB Bank Singapore
  • Chanel
  • Guerlain
  • Rimowa
  • Samsung Mobile
  • Swatch
  • Creative Labs
  • Uniqlo 
  • Citylink Mall 
  • Millenia Walk 
  • CLEO Singapore
  • Harper's BAZAAR Singapore

EDITORIAL

  • Catolog Magazine, Issue 107 — cover illustration
  • I-S Magazine Singapore, May 2014  — illustration feature
  • The Design Society Journal, Issue 8 — cover illustration
  • Business Times Singapore, Jun 13, 2015 — Rimowa X Art feature
  • Style Magazine, August 2015 — artist feature
  • Harpers Bazaar Singapore, October 2015 — fashion spread illustration contribution

EXHIBITIONS

  • Urband Artery 2015 — group show by the Singapore River Festival, curated by Kult
  • Pioneer Portraits 2015 — a community project along Orchard Road by Orchard Road Business Association
  • The Maitreya Cat Show 2015 — group show by Mighty Jaxx at Wrong Gallery, Taipei
  • Little Shop of Horrors 2015 group show by Kult
  • Gromits Unleashed Hong Kong 2014 a fund-raising group show for Art in Hospital campaign,  Hong Kong
  • “Detention” 2014a Band of Doodlers group show, Singapore
  • NOISE Singapore, The Apprenticeship Program 2013 Sam at 8Q, by The National Art Council
  • NOISE 2013 ION Orchard, by The National Art Council
  • “Fun Puns”  2012 —  Solo Exhibition at The Factory Cafe