5 & 3/4 Questions
1. Describe yourself and your work.
I’m a 24-year-old Chinese girl who lives in New York and works as a freelance illustrator. I draw illustrations for magazines, newspapers, and other different clients. I’m an actor representing different emotions of characters or myself, by using my brushes. I think my work is conceptual, but most of the time it is emotional.
2. How did you get started?
I loved drawing as a kid and then just kept following my passion. When I was in art college, I wanted to be a comic artist, a graphic designer, a painter, etc. I’ve tried many things, but finally I chose illustration because I think it’s the best way to represent my emotions through images. I went through the MFA illustration program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. At that time, I got really inspired by John Hendrix’s editorial workshop, which might be the biggest turning point for me, getting me started in the editorial word. So I moved to New York after graduation, with a passion of for illustration and zero connections—jumping at every single commission, hanging in there, and keeping drawing!