Thumbnail sketches by illustrator Dao Ngoc Mai
At this year's Insights-X information booth, the lightning sketcher Dao Ngoc Mai surprised visitors with her unique pictures. Live at the expo, she drew miniature pictures in a comic style, which guests could then take home as a personal souvenir.
Even as far back as her kindergarten days, at the tender age of 4, Dao Ngoc Mai noticed that she could do one thing a bit better than the other children: drawing. At the age of 17, her doodle won the Doodle 4 Google competition for the 2008 European Football Championship and graced the search engine site for an entire weekend. From 2011 to 2014, she studied Graphic Design at the Hamburg Academy of Design, focusing on illustration. Influenced by the drawing style of mangas, the native of Dresden with Vietnamese roots made 400 miniature images at the Insights-X stand during the Spielwarenmesse 2019.
For many visitors to the stand, the miniature images are a pleasant anticipation of the paper, office supplies and stationery expo from 9 to 12 October 2019 – because a lot more hands-on activities and good discussions await the participants there.