畫出聖誕 - radio interview 25/12/2012http://www.1300789168.org/2012/12/25/%E7%95%AB%E5%87%BA%E8%81%96%E8%AA%95http://www.1300789168.org/2012/12/25/%E7%95%AB%E5%87%BA%E8%81%96%E8%AA%95
 
Alex Ma

A graphic and three-dimensional designer as well as an accomplished illustrator, photographer, art director for film production and production designer. Alex graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in both Graphic Design and Three-Dimensional Design. He is a holder of the Certificate in Interior Design with Extra Mural, Chinese University and had studied Illustrations for several years. He also received a Post Graduate Degree in Design from the University of Technology, Sydney, and Master Degree in Multimedia Design from the University of Sydney with Honours. He was a part time lecturer at Hong Kong University and Chinese University of Hong Kong and a guest lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. Alex is currently a PhD candidate of Film and Digital Art at University of Sydney.

An acclaimed designer in Hong Kong, Alex worked as an Art Director and Design Consultant for various advertising agencies and multinational corporations before setting up his own company in 1979. In 1985 Alex was nominated by CGS Creative Design P/L, the leading packaging design company in Sydney, to migrate to Australia and work for their Sydney Office as Senior Art Director. He then joined Tony Dunford Studios as Graphic Art Director and Illustrator in 1987. In the subsequent years, Alex had worked for Tiffany Advertising Group as a Senior Art Director and Underline Design Group as Senior Designer and Studio Manager before joining Marketing and Then Some as Senior Art Director. Alex has received many design awards over the past years with his work published by numerous design magazines and widely exhibited in Hong Kong and other countries.

Alex is a first generation art director in film production in Hong Kong. He worked closely with many film directors such as John Woo among many others.

Alex was the exclusive committee member for the Australian Chinese Community
Foundation for many years. He received a silver medal from the Premier of NSW in 2011 for his creative and design contribution to the Community Relations Commission.


1A Communication

Alex and Nancy Ma set up 1A Communication in 1991 in Australia (in 1979 in Hong Kong). 1A Communication is an award winning multicultural marketing company, providing extensive service to meet clients promotional needs.

1A was the winner of the 1994 Multicultural Marketing Award for promoting New World TV to ethnic market. Their creative and design work for Advance Bank also received the same recognition in 1995, and for L. J. Hooker in 1996. 1A was the finalist in 1997’s Small Business Award as part of the EAC’s Multicultural Marketing Awards. 1A was once again the winner of the 1998 Multicultural Marketing Award. In the year of 2001, 1A was the finalist of The Community Award in Multicultural Marketing National Awards.

1A offers a broad range of services and expertise to its clients ranging from marketing proposals, research, advertising strategy and planning, direct media buying, copywriting and translation, public relations, event design and management. It provides clients not only with professional work, but more importantly the ability to turn work around within the shortest possible time. 1A provides creative, artwork, photography, illustration, web strategy and design, multimedia production and artwork output in on-demand printing in house.  1A is also equipped with large format plotters for the output of large prints, banners, signs and transparencies all under one roof exclusively for clients.

1A also has extensive experience in event management. They were appointed to design and manage various large scale official events, such as the Dinner for Chairman Jiang Zi-men (President of China) where 800 VIPs were invited with high security requirement, the official launch for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (The 3rd largest bank in the world) and China Southern Airline (the largest in China) in Australia, as well as assisting in numerous official functions for Hong Kong, China and Australia Governments among the others.

1A also provides professional services and collaborates with other leading multicultural advertising and marketing companies in consultation, planning and creative. This led to winning of numerous awards in Australia.

Alex and Nancy Ma announced their retirement from business for further studies in July 2007 in a press conference in Sydney. They are a highly respected couple in the industry and the ethnic community. Their contribution to the industry and helping those in need in the society have been greatly recognised.

 
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ABOUT ME

 Solo exhibition - Opening 29 MayMy_Exhibition/My_Exhibition.htmlMy_Exhibition/My_Exhibition.html
 The 2011 NSW Premier’s Chinese Community Service awardsPremiers_Award.htmlPremiers_Award.html
 National Multicultural Marketing Awards Trophy DesignNMMA_Trophy_Design.htmlNMMA_Trophy_Design.html
 Canrevive new ID launchCanrevive_New_ID_Launch/Canrevive_New_ID_Launch_1.htmlCanrevive_New_ID_Launch/Canrevive_New_ID_Launch_1.html
    Photo Collections 2010Collections.htmlCollections.html
 藝術自由與社會責任 - radio interview 29/7/2008http://www.1300789168.org/2008/07/29/%E8%97%9D%E8%A1%93%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E8%88%87%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E8%B2%AC%E4%BB%BB/http://www.1300789168.org/2008/07/29/%E8%97%9D%E8%A1%93%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E8%88%87%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E8%B2%AC%E4%BB%BB/
 生死一瞬 - radio interview 28/6/2011http://www.1300789168.org/2011/06/28/%E7%94%9F%E6%AD%BB%E4%B8%80%E5%89%8E/http://www.1300789168.org/2011/06/28/%E7%94%9F%E6%AD%BB%E4%B8%80%E5%89%8E/
 Recent WorksRecent_Works.htmlRecent_Works.html
 Recent Exhibition - Sydney 2012, Hong Kong 2013Exhibition.htmlExhibition.html
 澳洲弱能兒童協康會  新書發佈會 Keynote address 6/7/2013CPA__Keynote_address.htmlCPA__Keynote_address.html
 成功展覽的背後  Behind the scene of a successful exhibition 11/10/2013About_files/sameway354p004.pdfAbout_files/sameway354p004_1.pdf
 Snapshots: A day in SCA, The University of Sydney 30/10/2013SCA_snapshots/SCA_snapshots.htmlSCA_snapshots/SCA_snapshots.html
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