We're very grateful that digital artist and creative speaker, Eric Chan, was able to make some time for his 2018 and Beyond portrait. Eric, also known as EEPMON, keeps very busy working and collaborating on local creative projects, including a recent 100ft mural project for the Science and Technology Museum. He has also been travelling as a delegate in China along with Canada's Heritage Minister, Mélanie Joly. Eric told us he was very honoured to be selected as one of the 48 delegates to represent Canada’s Creative Industries to China.
In addition to the delegation schedule for Shanghai and Beijing, he has also been invited by the President of the China Animation Comic Game Group to speak at their 2nd General Assembly in Guangzhou – a conference which has the official approval by the China Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
We asked Eric what he's most positive about as a creative business as Ottawa moves forward into 2018 and beyond?
"I am very optimistic and positive as a digital creative studio working here in Ottawa. The Digital Age allows total mobility. Geographically speaking, Ottawa is at the heart of the action. We are just a short flight away from Toronto, Montreal and New York City. Our national policy decisions and institutions happen right here in this city. I like to think it is Canada’s HQ."
Thanks Eric, for participating in our 2018 and Beyond series, you truly are a local creative collaborator with a positive and international focus!