I have been lucky enough to collaborate with some businesses, including The Steamroom in Haggerston and Bonhams auction house in New Bond Street, to design cards, posters, and banners.
Depicting beautiful women is an established genre in art and design, but I wanted to challenge certain standards of beauty in illustration and design today by portraying fuller-figures and encouraging body-positivity.
I began my serious illustration career by actually drawing comics. I believed that they could play an important role in education and I could combine my Ph.D. in Chinese literature with my drawing. I worked first on Lu Xun Raccoon, aiming to teach children the writings and life of Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), and then on ‘Record of a Talking Fox’ about a fox spirit that helps a girl find her way to her migrant worker parents in the city. Along the way, they encounter ghosts from traditional Chinese literature and lore, including those written by Pu Songling (1640-1715). I am currently working on a comic of Adam Smith and his ‘Theory of Moral Sentiments'. Below are some examples of my work.