Rongbien

Branding
Graphic Design
Layout Design


A local restaurant reached out to me to revamp their branding. Their name, “Rong Bien,” which means “seaweed” in Vietnamese, was the core of my brand concept. I used photos of real seaweed to create delicate illustrations that decorate the menu and serve as a logomark while opting to keep the orignal logotype. The font was chosen due to its accessibility and Vietnamese characters.














About Me

Sydney's work combines horror with cuteness, reality with whimsy, and activism with empathy. A strong focus on inclusivity and representation flows through her projects, whether it be a brand guide or a drawing of a dog. She knows art doesn't always have to be so serious, but in these trying times, she believes the most important thing she can do as an artist is put positive energy at the forefront of her work. Art is inspiring, so she strives to inspire progress, mainly focusing on feminism and the LGBTQIA+ community.


After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design from Cornish College of the Arts in 2018, she worked as a designer while drawing comics on the side. In 2023, she earned her MFA in Visual Narrative from the School of Visual Arts and was gifted the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Excellence. Her work has been shown at numerous festivals and bookstores across America. In 2023, Sydney became a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City.
Selected Client List

Elliot Bay Bookstore / Silver Sprocket Bookstore / Little Deer Comics / Fantagraphics Bookstore / Passion Planner / Silver Fox Productions  / Rong Bien Restaurant / Seattle Uptown Arts and Cultural Center / COLOR Creative / Platform Comics / Indigo Slate / Microsoft / CNA, LLP / School of Visual Arts / XBox 

Short Run / Small Press Expo / MoCCA Arts Festival / SLC Alt Press Expo / EBABZ Fest / San Diego Zine Fest / Spokane Zine Fest