The creative duo Ben Chan and Malone Chen are currently students in their third year at Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London.
At the end of their first year they discovered that their design approach worked well together while helping each other in separate projects, and from then on they have been collaborating with a common focus on using contemporary and digital techniques combined with a variety of different creative outputs.
They have recently launched the duo name “twomuch“ and their new website.
“We bounce ideas off each other and aren’t afraid to challenge each other’s work which I think is important. If we don’t like something the other has made we don’t dance around trying to find a nice way to tell them,” says Ben. Their portfolio incorporates sophisticated motion graphics and a surprisingly wide range of skills for designers so early in their career. They indeed enhance the importance of a good collaboration, to balance each other’s weaknesses and strengths so to deepen the final creative result as a duo. When asked about what it was that attracted them to form a creative partnership, they explained: “our strengths and weaknesses balance out nicely, which tends to mean that the work we make together has more depth and quality than when we work separately.”
What their work highlights is a clear and natural ability to turn very simple ideas into intriguing visuals. We only have to wait for what’s next, for them to finish their studies and to evolve into the professional world and to create “twomuch” other amazing artworks.
Meantime you may discover more about them also on their Instagram page.