Ambrose Li


My name is Ambrose and I’m a visual artist, graphic designer and word tinkerer based in Toronto, Canada.

As a settler, treaty rights might not sound like something I would care about, but I self-identify as a 1.5-generation Hong Kong Canadian and so much has happened in my homeland that I can say I’ve experienced a colonial power trampling on treaty rights. These feelings inform some of my work and I find myself more and more unable to detach from them.

My CV is available.

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Toronto is in Canada’s “Eastern” time zone, which is currently 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT−5).

Ambrose’s art portfolio: A belated #newwwyear
© 2020–2022 Ambrose Li

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We #StandWithUkraine Portrait Studio Pop-up and Anita Kin


Typeset in Lato, a typeface designed by Łukasz Dziedzic of tyPoland, Poland. Some icons typeset in Open Iconic, an icon set designed by P.J. Onori, Dave Johnson and Ryan Teuscher of Waybury, United States.

Webfonts delivered with Brick, an open-source webfont service designed by Alfred Xing, Canada.

Accessibility statement

This site has been tested for keyboard navigation and with the TalkBack screen reader on Android, although this site is not currently required to comply with WCAG AA in Ontario.

Colour contrast on this site is currently not compliant with WCAG Level AA; this will eventually be mitigated but please read my thoughts on problems with the colour contrast rules.


  1. Some claim the Chinese calendar, in its current form, was a German invention. The design of the calendar system was indeed revamped with the help of German astronomers. But does that make it German? or is it still Chinese? or is it some sort of a hybrid?