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10 Questions with...Kelly WK Chan

This month we were delighted to speak to Kelly Chan, who will also be one of the speakers at our Festival Celebrating Women for International Women's Day.
13 Feb 2023
Written by Sian Ellis
Alumnae Interviews

Kelly WK Chan (No.1, 2010-16) talked to us about how she has always wanted to work in the creative industry and what her current role as Creative & Art Director entails.


What is your favourite memory of Roedean?

Art class with Ms.Stanway, House Dance Moments, Orchestra & String Quartet Practices!

What was the best piece of advice you were given while at school?

Be true to yourself.

When you were at Roedean, what did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?

I wanted to work on creative communications for luxury fashion brands.

What are you now you've grown up?

Creative & Art Director, working on creative conceptions and leading teams to execute

concepts for brands.

What does your job involve?

1) Researching brands and artist works

2) Brainstorming video/photo/space concepts for brands and publications

3) Storyboarding & work on pitches for conceptions proposals

4) Talent Scouting

5) Managing and overseeing the project

6) Networking

What have you done that you are most proud of?

To have stayed true to my passion and work on creative projects that I enjoy.

What are the three objects you would take with you to a desert island?

Water, Camera, Face cream (I have very dehydrated skin, haha!).

What books have had a significant influence on you and why?

How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes, is a book that inspired me a lot; I used to be an

introvert, and I have a fear of public speaking and networking, but after reading the book, it

gave me more inspiration on how to connect with people more at ease.

What is on your bucket list?

To travel to India!

If you had one year and unlimited funds, what would you do?

I would use the funds to do unlimited creative art projects, collaborate with different talents in

different countries, and start a community to teach, encourage, and support emerging young

talent, who are interested in the field that I am working in.

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