Member of Association of Illustrators
2021-2022 Graduated with Distinction in MA Illustration
Edinburgh College of Art,
The University of Edinburgh
London International Creative Competition
Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange
Hello 你好 Hej こんにちは
Photograph by Wendy Zhong
I am XiaoyiPronounced as ‘Hsiao-ii’ :)
Thank you for stumbling upon my website!
I am a former business manager turned illustrator / comics creator. After having been a book editor, translator, art blogger, au pair, language teacher, event organiser, cross-national creative exchange programme manager in previous 10+ years, I came into my calling to study Illustration in the UK as a Chevening Scholar in 2021. I have never been happier than becoming a visual artist.
I like to communicate with my audience with visual storytelling. I take illustration as a means for both self-expression and reflecting the world and people who have inspired my vision.
My recent theme focuses on the multi-sensory experience of a blind character, where I sought to bring an inclusive perspective to my audience and make visual storytelling accessible. My approaches explore the combination of traditional and digital drawings with printmaking and risograph printing.
I am open for collaboration, whether on a commercial, humanitarian or charity project.
Feel free to contact me for new projects or licence requests for my existed works :)