Jwohan Lim is a graphic & motion design practise based in Penang, Malaysia.
At first, he started his career as a graphic designer after graduating from college (majoring in Graphic & Multimedia Design) in 2014–2017. He decided to explore more about graphic design in different ways following what his strengths as a designer are. It takes time during the process until he finds his passion back in 2020. To him, 2020 was a good time to enhance his works and figure out how to combine graphic and motion work together. There are a lot of motion works done by designers around the world, especially “motion type”, which explores typography. Seeing works shared on Instagram, he became inspired to continue creating his own.
Jwohan started to create “motion type” works in 2019. He was so obsessed with type movement and motion which is so fascinating. Since then, he started to experiment with type in motion through visual, dancing, sound, etc.
In 2019, Studio Ejin Sha invited him to join a programme called Seni Tiga: As We Go Along by Kongsi KL at Urbanscapes, Kuala Lumpur, in November 2019. That was the first motion project he worked on together with Studio Ejin Sha, and is still his favourite piece of work until today.
The work adopts the concept of expression through movement. It was created based on word definitions, which are conveyed using movements. It evokes emotions and thoughts by exploring the meanings behind certain elements. This approach is quite similar to visual communication.
There are a few elements expressed through this work, which are: