IN THE MAKING
Av Wu Design (Avril Wu) is a multi-disciplinary Toronto Artist and Designer. She has gained recognition for her playful, colourful illustrations often seen on murals on the streets of Toronto and food/beverage packaging.
Born in Malaysia and raised in Toronto, Av is most influenced by the breathtaking landscapes and cultures she’s encountered throughout her travels around the world. She takes inspiration from the subtleties in Asian cultures and narratives. With a vibrant, geometric aesthetic, Av mixes dream-like doodles, simple iconography and clean-cut shapes, creating imaginative worlds and characters. Her aim is to transport the viewer out of their current reality to experience a feeling of bliss for a moment in time.
In addition to mural work, Av has adapted her illustrations to various industries and brands. Notable clients include Tim Hortons, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Wattpad, TIFF, Absolut Vodka, The Delta Hotel, Smorgasburg, Collective Arts and City of Toronto.
YSABEL FROM WATTPAD
"Av Wu (Avril Wu) is such a talented illustrator! Av worked on five illustrations with my team, each of which were beautifully executed, unique, and aligned with my company’s brand. She was able to digest the brief and our feedback, bringing our vision to life. In each stage of the process, she was always very transparent with her timeline and consistently shared concepts, revisions, and final assets on time. I loved working with Av and would definitely seek out her talents again. Thanks Av!"