Born and raised in Queens, NYC, Allen Wen, aka AW177, is a self-taught artist/designer with a bright and vivid style influenced by Chinese culture, Asian motifs, graffiti and technical illustration. I take these concepts and mix them together to create a colorful and festive, yet powerful and emotional feel to my work.
The artist name AW177 is an amalgamation of initials of my real name along w/ numerals that hold a special meaning to me. The same can be said with my artwork – an amalgamation of different mediums, subjects and ideas that work together to form pieces of unique art that have special and powerful meanings.
Along with experience in graphic/web design and creative art, I have 10+ years of professional experience with technical ability and project/product management.
I specialize and offer all different types of services: graphic design, illustration, web site/Flash design, brand identity, conceptualization, custom vinyl art toys, computer support, technical advisement, documentation, etc. Please check out my Portfolio for my past and present work, my Blog for my latest news and updates, and my Store to buy some of my products.
Currently looking for full time and contract opportunities; please contact me for a copy of my resume and any other comments or questions you may have! Thanks!