ESEA Role Models: Amy Phung

ESEA Role Models: Amy Phung
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by Sam Howey
on January, 28

In celebration of ESEA (East and South East Asian) Heritage Month 2021, Consume’s Founder, Hannah spent some time talking to creatives and founders from the ESEA community, asking them to share an insight into their background, their family, education, and how they came to be in the creative industries.

Consume Founder, Hannah caught up with Amy Phung, one of the co-founders of Britain’s East and South-East Asian Network (besea.n.) to chat about her career progression, any challenges she may have faced along the way, plus much more!

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  • As well as being a co-founder of besean.n. Amy is a Graphic designer and illustrator.
  • Amy’s career journey has been a whirlwind, from studying English Literature, working in music royalty accounting, to becoming a freelance Graphic Designer after completing a part-time course.
  • Besea.n was founded in 2020 by 6 ESEA women, including Amy. Amy became involved after becoming frustrated with the prolific and unnecessary use of East and South East Asians (ESEA) in headline imagery for COVID-19 news articles. More information on the story and how to support besea.n here.