Alex Ma

A commercial and fine art photographer since 1975, Also a graphic and three-dimensional designer as well as an accomplished illustrator and fine artist, art director and production designer for film production.

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. A PhD candidate of Film and Digital Art at University of Sydney. 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.

In Hong Kong, Alex worked as an Art Director and Design Consultant for various advertising agencies and multinational corporations before setting up his own studio in 1979.

In 1985 Alex was nominated by CGS Creative Design P/L, the leading 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 anf photography magazines and widely exhibited in Australia, Hong Kong and other countries.

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

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.

He received a silver medal from the Premier of NSW in 2011 for his creative contribution to the Community Relations Commission, NSW Government.


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