Kulay Labitigan is a London-based Creative Talesmith from the Philippines, telling stories through the medium of illustration, experience, and narrative design. Growing up in the tropics, his vibrant and kaleidoscopic image-making are happy allusions of his sunny childhood in the rural province; and as a Southeast Asian gay man living in London. This dynamic relationship of people, places, and anecdotes inspires him to continuously explore how narrative and play could inspire human creativity. Overall, his artistic practice is a grateful rumination of how personal history informs experience of growing, belonging, and blending to the idea of a home. Since then his work celebrates people, their diverse stories, backgrounds, victories, and experiences in vivid and layered fashion. Kulay has an MA degree in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins -University of the Arts London, with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Specialising in applied storytelling, he has participated in numerous arts and design exhibitions internationally, and has collaboratively worked with independent and commercial brands such as BT, Microsoft, O2, London City Airport, Oakley, Vodafone, Facebook and Moleskine to name a few. Presently, he is busy learning the art of keeping house plants alive whilst searching for the best gelato in town.
Conceptual, Digital, Graphic
Editorial, Fashion/Cosmetics, People, Web Illustration, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Urban