hello, get to know me!
hello, i am hollowist.
hello, i am emily.
hello, i am a creative.
hello, i am a graphic designer.
hello, i am an oddity illustrator.
"from my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity." —Edvard Munch
hello there! I am Emily Choo Qianyi, also known as hollowist. I am a graduate from Temasek Polytechnic, with a Diploma with Merit in Communication Design and a specialisation in illustration! I am a freelance designer, where hollowist specalises in the fusion of both innocent and dark illustrations.
many have asked me what "hollowist" means. truth to be told, even I don’t know, as the meaning of hollowist is everchanging. currently, it means to be truly hollow—to embrace rotting even after hollowing ones' self and instead, overpowering negativity with positivity and growth.
experienceGOODSTUPH︎ freelance designer, 2019—present
hollowist brand owner, 2017—present
design orientation camp creative subcommittee member, AY 19/20
GOODSTUPH︎ graphic design intern, 2018
design student ambassadors secretary subcommittee in-charge, AY 18/19
design orientation camp creative subcommittee member, AY 18/19
artistori art educator, 2017
design student ambassadors subcommittee member, AY 17/18
software knowledgeproficient in adobe illustrator, adobe photoshop, adobe indesign, adobe aftereffects, clip studio paint, microsoft office, keynote, procreate
basic knowledge in adobe muse, adobe dreamweaver, adobe lightroom, adobe premiere pro
projectsNUS school of medicine, temasek polytechnic school of design, changi airport group (CAG), united overseas bank (UOB), our tampines hub, the brave & the bold, national museum of singapore, national heritage board, QUORN, lazada, unilever, singtel, government of singapore investment corporation (GIC)
educationtemasek polytechnic school of design diploma with merit in communication design, 2016—2018
zhonghua secondary school 5 distinctions in GCE ‘O’ level with higher art in art elective programme, 2012—2015
interestsmyths, folklore and legends, horror, supernatural, goth, scientific illustrations, animals, nature, journalling, rock and metal
achievementsconvertium course gold medal, 2019
temasek polytechnic director’s list, AY 18/19
unilever pitch won alongside GOODSTUPH team, 2018
temasek polytechnic director’s list, AY 17/18
ministry of education academic achievement award, 2017
national museum of singapore and nus history society champion in hi-story mystory filmmaking competition, 2015
national youth achievement award silver, 2015
national youth achievement award bronze, 2014