Chenoa Gao - Onedove

Art Director/Illustrator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I take creative concepts and turn them into a concrete product through illustration, typography and graphic communication. I am experienced in Art Direction, Project Management, coordinating art assets and Art Production.

Work Experience


Illustration/Art Direction

Produced a series of art prints for Avandeo's home and interior decor department. The illustrations are based off of the postcards I make for my site
September 2012 - November 2012 Munich, Germany


Illustration Design/ Art Direction

I had the privilege of working with Maninder Dhaliwal, Bryna Dabby and Sonia Ryan for the Mous4mov event at Republic. For the event, I designed, illustrated and screen printed 24 unique moustaches on silk ties donated by The ties were auctioned off and all proceeds were donated to prostate cancer research. The event raised over $7,000, it was such great event to be a part of. I am very grateful to have been asked to participate.
November 2012 - November 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A Thinking Ape

Illustration Artist/Art Lead

I make things look awesome. I work closely with the creative team and lead developers to create fresh concept art and finished illustrated assets for iPhone games.
June 2011 - November 2012 British Columbia, Canada

Langara College

CS Illustrator Instructor

I am teaching an Adobe Illustrator class. In this class, students learn how to navigate around Illustrator, learn how to draw using the pen tool, create complex illustrations, typography basics, print settings, colour properties and libraries ... All the basic Illustrator essentials.
May 2011 - August 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lululemon Athletica

Contract Illustrator

Illustrated two commissioned illustration pieces for Lululemon. One piece was an Typographic illustration and the other was a pure illustrated art.
February 2011 - February 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Teaching basic Adobe Illustrator courses for the part-time studies program as well as an advanced Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop course for the full-time New Media Design & Web Development program. The advanced class involves taking projects created in Illustrator and finishing them in Photoshop (and vice versa).
August 2010 - January 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Blast Radius


Contract Illustration for an Illustrated Motion Piece. Illustrated all the key frames and assets. Worked with the motion designer to create the style and artist direction.
September 2010 - November 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Blast Radius

Contract Graphic Design

Designed large individual project boards displaying client projects for a company meeting.
September 2010 - October 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Illustration Artist

Created a custom illustration for the Drawgasmic art exhibition and art show in St.Louis. The illustration will be sold at the exhibition as well as printed in an collaborative book project.
July 2010 - July 2010 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Blast Radius

Contract Illustration

Illustrated key frames and art assets for an animated ad for Blast Radius. It was a short contract, but the job was fun and working the team was great!
June 2010 - June 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

DACS United

Illustration Artist

I am a participating artist for their upcoming art exhibition with the Blind Project to raise awareness for sex slavery of children and young women in South East Asia. There will be shows in New York and South Carolina in the late summer. All proceeds from the sale of the prints will go towards counseling and other social services provided for the children who are rescued.
May 2010 - May 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Illustration Artist

Illustrated Lakefield's debut album CD package. Illustrated the front CD cover, back cover, inside panels and CD.
March 2010 - April 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

WarFront Productions


Colourist for a 2 book 150 page graphic novel as a part of a franchise to be released with the movie project. Part of a creative team developing the feel of the graphic novel and creative input for the movie.
June 2008 - October 2008 San Diego, California, United States

Big Sandwich Games

FE/UI artist

Front End and User Interaction Design for a Nintendo DS game. Create art assets for the game from the concept artists using Photoshop, ProMotion, and Nitro tools for Nintendo. Designed the games logo and game box cover.
May 2008 - September 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Project Manager/Graphic Designer

November 2006 - April 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


University Of Northern British Columbia

BS, Psychology

September 1997 - May 2002 Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

The Art Institute Of Vancouver

Diploma of Graphic Design

2006 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Art Direction, Asset Management, Character Design, Concept Development, FE/UI Design, Flash, Flash Developer/Animator, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Instructor, IOS Requirements, Nintendo DS System Requirements, Nitro Tools For Nintendo, Photoshop, Pixel Art, Project Coordination, Promotion, Typography,