Member of Association of Illustrators

2021-2022 Graduated with Distinction in MA Illustration  
Edinburgh College of Art,
The University of Edinburgh

Chevening Scholarship

London International Creative Competition

Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange

Hello 你好 Hej こんにちはPhotograph by Wendy Zhong

Photograph by Wendy Zhong

I am Xiaoyi

Pronounced 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 :)

︎ xiaoyihuart@gmail.com
WeChat: 33136057

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