The first Kaleidoscope back in 2007 saw CDS’ debut as an initiative by a group of art enthusiasts with lofty dreams of conquering the local illustration scene with our unique pop-culture inspired art direction and to promote local creative talents to the Singapore community.
Over the years, we grew in strength to be a popular and well-regarded team of artists, actively engaging with the community and producing high quality illustrations for our fans while having plenty of fun!
Now, as an indie studio with a large international following online, we work closely with companies and agencies to create beautiful concept illustrations and popular branding visuals. Reflecting our origins, we also continue to advise and support student-led initiatives such as Extravaganza to provide more platforms for aspiring artists to debut.
Concept art, illustration, comics, animation! We have done them all.
A series of characters, from Jenny the trusty secretary to the mysterious Chantal for the puzzle game
Key marketing visual & swag for the biggest anime convention in the USA
Book cover designs for a sci-fi adventure series for tweens
Rabbits! Carrots! Artworks for the expansion sets of the boardgame, Carrotia
A music video featuring Seika, the AFA mascot set to May’n’s MOONWALKER
A Shinkai-inspired heart-warming CM for Ikeda Spa's Mother's Day CM
Marketing key visual and all illustrations for its Karate Fight edition
Character design and illustrations for the indie visual novel
Steampunk airships! Art direction and graphic layout for the successfully Kickstarter-ed boardgame
A line of cute character goods based on Goboiano’s existing character mascots, Anni and Mei
The one that started it all. Inori Aizawa and the IE animation!
A sexy mascot for one of the biggest online publishers of lewd games. Approved by DMM too!
Artworks for the Japanese learning website since 2014
A social media campaign for Faber Castell that netted a 600% increase in Facebook following
An all-new genki mascot for Anime Festival Asia and her introductory video
A PSA manga about Merger Laws in Singapore; sequel to three other mangas on competition law
The 'Singapore' princess for the localized version of Uchihime!
A 6-part series, published by ImagineFX, on how to start using Clip Studio Paint to draw manga!
Over 12 hours of intense portrait drawing of unsuspecting Singaporeans for an advertisement
Official artworks for the annual Genetrics Gathering since it started in 2012!
Conceptualization and vectors for Viber’s SG50-themed sticker pack
Four-part series on how to use WACOM INTUOS Manga and its accompanying software to draw manga
Our art studio lives and dies by the tireless, enthusiastic team behind it.
CDS is proud to call these talents our own!
The resident character designer, WaHa has done animation, manga, and illustrations of girls, fluffy animals, and spacecrafts. One day, there will be a furry girl piloting a space-craft in there.
And he insists on avoiding most human contact whenever possible. Fat hope. Watch out for his regular #wahawednesday!
Space Penguin is a penguin from space *duh* who is also a closet hikkikomori with otaku tendencies. She tries not to appear too otaku but we all know the truth. IF you are VERY lucky, she might turn up in cosplay too.
Probably the most versatile among all of us when it comes down to art direction, she’s the one we go to to get things done!
One of the most popular artists in-tune with the fandom. The mastermind behind all those weird comics that the rest of us always shake our heads disapprovingly at. But those have made him the monstrous powerhouse that amazes us. We have created a monster.
The other half of the Black Label Team. Formally, Semi-Shigure. Usually more quiet but can get vocal about her passion. Which given her vast knowledge and interest, happens often. Expect to see plenty of cute art from her!
He is Usanekorin and he is glad to meet you. An extraordinary artist, clients have commented that he should draw cute girls for a living. And THAT is precisely what he intends to do.
Haimerejzero. Such is the name muttered angrily by DigiPen students when they see their sempai’s work being used as yet another example of what they should aim for. Now working with one of the highest profile game companies in Singapore, he is the artist to look out for. We have high hopes for him. Go be a big name!
That said, nowadays, he just wants to play his FFXIV. Hurry up and play some other games!
IdleErrant, previously Manzart, has been with us from the start. Unlike the rest, his works carry some Western influences. He also has the distinct honor of being the only one among us who is married.
One half of the Black Label Team. Her vast forbidden knowledge is something to behold even if it corrupts your soul at the same time. I will never look at Arashi no Yoru ni the same way.
Have you once heard about this legendary fanboy who loves his fictional high school idols and the voice actresses behind them? He has traveled far and wide in his pursuit of fandom and one day, you might just meet him at the CDS booth.
Also known as Mr. JUN, he is very popular with his legion of ex-students. Every once in a while, his ex-students will approach our booth looking for Mr. JUN and he will emerge from the back of the booth with a mixture of embarrassment and pride.
Our salesperson. Most likely the person you find at our booth during conventions. What can we do without him? (Answer: Stand around, avoid human contact and hope people buy our art automatically) When he is not doing death-defying stunts, he is also an agent for the Empire/First Order.
The producer and non-illustrator within the team. He manages the team's online presence and external and internal communications. If you want to ask about pricing, he is the one you talk to. Tweet him hi!
From the biggest of MNCs to the smallest of indie writers,
we have worked with a variety of clients to produce some outstanding, beautiful work.
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