Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley Lau, aka Artgerm, wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios — a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of CAPCOM, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry.
Formally trained in graphic design and advertising, Stanley's art is imbued with a strong sense of aesthetics and visual fluidity. It is a perfect blend of eastern and western art styles. Better known by his handle Artgerm, Stanley's art continues to infect and inspire new generations of artists and his ever-growing fan base around the world. To this date, Stanley's online art gallery on deviantART has been viewed for more than 50 million times and have close to a million followers on social media.
Presently, Stanley and the 2 other partners of IFS (Kendrick & Kai) are running a full-time diploma course in Digital Design & Illustration for aspiring artists worldwide, in collaboration with 3dsense Media School Singapore.