Aries Cheung studied graphic design and illustration at the Hong Kong Polytechnics University, and graduated in Visual Arts at York University. He has worked as a visual artist, graphic designer and art director for advertising (J. Walter Thompson, HK), books, magazines, film and theatre for many years.
Cheung is now an independent, practicing graphic designer, visual artist and teacher based in Toronto. His interests include painting, drawing, digital imaging, photo-based, mixed media work and videos. He has exhibited at galleries locally and abroad. He has been on the jury and programming committees for artist-run centres in Toronto. He has received Ontario Arts Council Artist’s Grants and has been a Toronto Arts Council Artist’s Grant Jury Member. He has taught art and design at the Centennial College, and has facilitated art and design workshops for schools and cultural organizations.
He has created design, art and illustrations for advertising; branding, marketing and social media for businesses; editorial and books for adults and children for publishers in Canada and US. He has been selected to design a number of coins for the Royal Canadian Mint.
Aries has also designed video projections and installations for multi-disciplinary presentations and multi-media theatres.