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Charlie Wan
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New job

Hi, everyone. It's been awhile since I blogged. There are new direction in my life happened. I waited when all dust settled before sharing with you.

Last year, I quitted my art director job in the broadcast/motion graphics design world (12 years) to pursuit a career change as fashion photographer. I packed my luggage and headed to HK, Shanghai, Bangkok, etc. Shooting for fashion mags, directing commercials and corp videos. After 9 months of non-stop jetsetting between HK and NY. I finally come back to the lovely NY in the late summer where I always feel I truly belong. Fast forward a couple of months with many options and career paths presented in front of me. I got offered a position as an art director for a high-end fashion photography post house. Ideally, I am more suited for freelance lifestyle and also desire working as a photographer. But this job is simply too good not to consider seriously. They called me on Friday (before Thanksgiving), interviewed on Friday end of day, got woken up on monday morning phonecall to make me an offer. The company is called Impact Digital (www.impactdigital.com). It's the number one retouch house in this country and number one in the world in digital capturing facilities. I am currently overseeing retouch department and starting a CG team. Responsibilty is expanding as days go by. Located in the old AT&T building in Tribeca. 360 degree view of NY (it's ridiculous!!!!). Clients are Victoria's Secret, Armani, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numero, V magazine, Estee Lauder...We have studios in Miami, LA and Brooklyn. Working on all these V's Secret new campaign and in-store display are seriously good for my health!!! :-P

So this is why I have been MIA for awhile.

about 15 years ago 0 likes  13 comments  0 shares
Jayson 93 2
Congrats on the new job.
about 15 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
You sound very excited about this job. I think you made the right choice. When it is time to move on/change, you'll know. But for right now, you sound like you're right where you're supposed to be.
about 15 years ago
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Wouldn't V's Secret lower your life expectancy by raising your average heartbeats-per-day?
about 15 years ago
Chungtsang 5b chungtsang
Awesome. Congrats.
about 15 years ago
Djbam f8 djbam
quite a change! Impact Digital has quite an impressive portfolio. and who can beat working in New York? (something i hope to do one day)
about 15 years ago
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Congrats on the job. Sounds just right for you at this point in your career.
about 15 years ago
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Thanks everyone! Hard not to like this job when you are looking at images of Adriana Lima or Alessandra Ambrosio everyday. Not bad! not bad at all!!!! :-D
about 15 years ago
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Congrats! And it sounds like an amazing office view~ :)
about 15 years ago
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ahha charlie wan my friend! no wonder your hk phone was off. tryed calling you yesterday. am glad that there is good news for you and that the situation in the states wont be affecting you to much. so anyidea when you will be back?
about 15 years ago
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Quinn, you back in HK now for good? I don't think I will be back in HK anytime soon even I miss my friends deeply! This job is almost tailor-made for me. Too good to describe in words. Thanks, Ivy, Chris, Pat, Bam, Chung, Thomas, Marie, Jayson.
about 15 years ago
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haha na i almost wished... had alot of great memories just walking down in central and tst. but things seem really dead at night now. i was only in hk for twonights. went to meet some movie producers and that was it. on the free time got to see few of the peeps. right now im in taiwan and just packing up and waiting for teh word to fly off to singapore. am glad again that this is pretty much your dream job you working... haha im going to take some time off in the summer and stay home in LA will try and make a trip to ny... way over due.
about 15 years ago


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