I’m a designer and illustrator who’s based in Edinburgh, UK, who has a thing about beautiful colours, bold and whimsical illustrations and patterns. I like to cheer people up with my illustrations and I hope to bring joy and happiness to my viewers through my illustrations and designs.
I like to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create illustrations but my illustrations always have a “hand-drawn” style. I find working digitally allows me to really express myself but my illustrations don’t necessarily look digital. I create all my textures myself using traditional mediums.
My inspiration. I was originally born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan then I lived in Shanghai for a year in 2006 before moving to the UK mid 2007. So you can say my inspiration is a bit of “East meets West” but coming from a Far Eastern background but living in the West for over a decade really helps me to generate ideas. I love to travel and I see travelling as one of my greatest sources of inspiration.
Before I turned my career around to be a professional illustrator I worked as a professional chef for many years and in a number of high-end restaurants but after my daughter arrived I wanted to spend a lot more time with my family. So I spent five years studying and just a couple years ago I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with a BA(Hons) in Illustration.
If you really look through my website you’ll see a lot of my illustrations are food based. I have been really lucky to be able to combine my vast food knowledge with my illustrations. To date I’ve had two traditional cookbooks published; Home Made Taiwanese Cooking and Home Made Chinese Cooking, but in 2015 I published my first illustrated cookbook with the popular “They Draw and Cook” website. I’ve also illustrated for a Foodies Festival and I’ve been involved with food packaging design, most notable for Lee’s foods who’s products are in most supermarkets in the UK.
But I don’t only specialise in food illustrations. I’ve worked with a few well known clients including Snapchat, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Edinburgh Zoo and all kinds of other customers ranging from individuals to large agencies.
When I’m not working I love gardening, watching horror movies and eating/cooking delicious food. My studio is basically a little cozy cubby hole in my kitchen and this is why I named my shop “The Illustrated Kitchen”.
If you’d like to learn more about me, would like to enquire about a commission or you’d even like to collaborate, or even if you just want to say hi, then get in touch via the contact form on this website.
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Shortlisted 2018 Hiii Illustration International Competition
2018 Ijungle International Illustration Competition Self-Promotion Merit
2019 No.16 3×3 International Illustration Professional Show Self-Promotion Honour
3×3 International Illustration Picture Book Show 2014 Honorable Mention
3×3 International Illustration Student Show 2014 Merit
2015 Adobe Design Achievement Award Semi-finalist