Interview

We send invitations to emerging and established Asian creatives and we encourage recommendations from the communities. By valuing recommendations, we are able to share lights to those who may not be considered as the most commercially successful (yet). We believe if people get to know each other at a deeper level, our community will be closer and more supportive.


Don’t Be Afraid of Change, Toronto-Based illustrator Jenn Liv

JENN LIV (Jennifer Liu) is an award-winning Chinese illustrator based in Toronto. She has also taught 4th Year Illustration at Sheridan College as a sessional lecturer. Jenn has worked with clients including The New York Times, The New…

Space Where Light Travels, New York-Based Painter Timon I

Timon I is a painter raised in Hong Kong and currently based in New York. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts Illustration Program. Timon is now pursuing his MFA painting degree at the New York Academy…

Stay Young in Mind, LA-Based Illustrator Cadie Long

Cadie Can Long (龍燦) is a freelance illustrator and fine artist based in Los Angeles. She grew up in China, studied Film as an undergraduate, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting (2018). Through her…

Ask “What If”, New York-Based Artist Phyllis Yao

Phyllis Yao graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. Since then, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lijiang Studio in Yunnan province,…

Magic of Natural Objects, New York-Based Painter Buwei Hu

Buwei Hu is a painter, printmaker. Born in China in 1996, he graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2019. Currently living in New York, he is studying at Pratt Institute in the United States, focusing on…

Take Breaks, Vancouver-Based Graphic Designer Charmaine Cheng

Charmaine Cheng is a graphic designer and art director living on unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations, otherwise known as Vancouver BC. She currently works at Rethink Communications, an award-winning creative agency. When Charmaine isn’t working, she’s obsessing…

Embrace the Unexpected Developments, NYC-Based Illustrator Linda Liu

Linda Liu is a hungry illustrator with a taste for tactile textures, saucy shapes, and palatable palettes. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and is currently working as a designer and freelance illustrator in NYC, where she simultaneously marvels at…

Keep Breaking the Old Box, NYC-Based Multidisciplinary Artist Sizhu Li

Sizhu Li is a Chinese-born multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Educated in two different continents, Li has developed a unique visual language of immersive kinetic installations to illustrate her understanding of the universe, society, and nature which…

Visualize the Written Language, NYC-Based Illustrator Yihui Yuan

Yihui Yuan, an illustrator and picture book writer & illustrator, was born in China and currently lives in New York. She got her master degree in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in 2019.…

Express In the Pictorial Space, Atlanta-Based Illustrator Jessie Lin

Jessie Lin is a freelance illustrator and translator from China. Currently, she is studying MFA in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She received recognition from 3×3 Illustration, Creative Quarterly, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Applied…

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