“You can't hate it unless you love it.” - The Last Black Man in San Francisco
I knew that I really wanted to create an illustration based on this earlier year’s independent movie - The Last Black Man in San Francisco, distributed by A24 . It was shot incredibly beautifully. I was living in this city for almost a year; some of the streets and scenes I actually have been to. I enjoyed every moment and the score. It reminds me of a lot of Wayne Thiebaud’s SF paintings. Here is a specific wide shot that appears repeatedly Jimmie on the way skateboarding from the hill down the street to the house (dream) he loves.
The aesthetics of the movie are stunning, and the story is very emotional - about the effects of gentrification in the city where you grew up. The movie reflects my own mixed feelings of my hometown, friendships, childhood memories, growth, and being an outsider every time I go back.
I did a campaign illustration “Fashion street“ for Shenzhen China’s new opening shopping mall One Avenue.
The illustration is displayed as window installation inside the mall and printed as other gift products.
Cover and interior illustrations for the book “The New York Times: Right at Home: How to Buy, Decorate, Organize and Maintain Your Space“.
Author: Ronda Kaysen, Michelle Higgins
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal
AD: Jenna McBride
Pre-order on Amazon:
“Hosting greeting guests“ illustration for Airbnb.
AD: Jennifer Hom
I collaborate with Fossil to create an illustration printed on their tote bag for upcoming Chinese Valentine’s Day gift set.
I hand-painted 6 pair of Puma shoes exhibited in Vogue Me 3 year anniversary party at Shanghai, sponsored by Puma. I also participate an art forum and taught an illustration workshop at the event.
I did a couple of editorial illustrations for NYtimes Travel China’s August issue. A beautiful and sentimental sci-fi essay written by Stanley Chan (陈楸帆).
The story focus on a memorable relationship between the main character Shengnan who is an agricultural expert in space and her farmer grandpa in earth, deeply influences her career and life in space.
AD: Alexander Wei.
Illustration for Food & Wine China 2019 first issue - wine column.
Illustration posters for Chipotle Aluminaries Project 2019, hosted by non-profit organization Uncharted
Front cover illustration for Starchefs Rising Stars - San Francisco issue.
AD: Beth Moeur
Campaign illustration for Oppo’s new phone model RENO.
For Airbnb Host Newsletter March 2019
Elle Decor China March 2019 issue perfume column
For Vogue China 2019 March issue
An on-going personal project that's depicting the city of LA.
A series illustrations I did for Elle China X Louis Vuitton, featuring LV’s 7 travel stories with their travel suitcases. The illustrations will be published as an individual issue comes with the lates Elle magazine. This collaboration is also dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyage” currently held in Shanghai.
Illustrations for Instyle magazine - This Is Why You’re Such a Terrible Gift Giver
llustration for WSJ On Wine news - Why You Should Consider the House Wine
Cover illustration for Audible Original book Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, created by Maeve Higgins and Shaina Feinberg.
AD: Renee Vargas
1920s Art Deco styled Hollywood Illustration I did for London's Soho House The Ned. AD: Alice Vaughan
This series of fashion illustrations that I create for the exhibition - New China Chic: A Fusion of East and West at Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum ( The Power Station of Art ) from 10/11/18 to 10/14/18, curated by Pooky Lee. The illustrations are based on following four Chinese contemporary fashion designers: Snow Xue Gao S/S 17, SAMUEL GUI Yang F/W17, Qiuhao and Pronounce F/W18 collections. There are also 3 wooden cut board installations that based on my illustration’s silhouette in the show. These illustrations will be published in the latest issue (10/13/18) of Modern Weekly magazine.
Selected in top 1 illustration for Draw A Dot. x Delpozo fashion illustration contest. Creative Director of Delpozo Josep Font posted this art work on his official instagram :)
#st_ART is an exciting collaborative project involving 7 international artists to design a special, limited edition T-shirt capsule collection for Armani Exchange. My design for #st_ART is inspired by the traditional Chinese red crown bird pattern.
My interview is here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZytf95gnRM/?taken-by=armaniexchange
Boston Feature illustration for Airbnb http://blog.airbnb.com/airbnbs-positive-impact-boston/
I did a cover illustration for Airbnb, featuring the retro vinyl concert at Maodun residence in Shanghai.
Illustration for 20180219 issue of Time Magazine, the article is about - Retiring minds want to know how to prepare the unexpected issue.
Illustration banner for 2/16/18 The Wall Street Journal newspaper's Mansion page featuring high rise living articles.
Editorial illustration for Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin June issue.
A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO GUN POLICY
Illustration for 1/18/19 The NYTimes. AD Minh Uong https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/business/bear-market-arbitrary-label-shiller.html
I was commissioned to draw monthly illustrations for Vogue China's beauty column since March 2016.
I did 21 icons about traveling with Audi's new car A7 Sportback in Italy, Germany and Japan for Vogue China x Audi's collaboration project to promote A7 Sport car. The icons are made into 3 gifs with the car model, representing 3 different countries experience.
Illustration for the NYtimes Sunday Review (7/15) Op-ed - Get Yourself A Giant Dog. AD: Nathan Huang
Illusrration for the NYtimes op-ed - Climate Policies and the Economy. AD: Jessia Ma
Illustration for NYT Mutual Funds section - Timing Maybe Right for Investors to Seek Protection.
What do you do when your teenager kids are begging you to buy an luxury good?
Vogue Russia April - Kids Supplyment
The fashion illustration is based on Dior Fall 2010 Couture collection.
I did a series portrait illustrations of Constance Wu, Princess Ka'iulani, Tammy Duckworth and Jenna Ushkowitz for Refinery29 #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth.
A banner illustration and a series spot illustrations for thegirlfriend.com 's health article: 7 Things You Can Do Right This Minute To Live A Longer, Healthier Life: https://www.thegirlfriend.com/article/7-things-can-right-now-live-longer-healthier-life/
AD: Dian Holton
I was invited to do one of the female portrait illustration of the Fiercely Female 2019 calendar: Fatima al-Fihri, who is credited for founding the oldest educational institution in the world - The University of Al Quaraouiyine in Morocco in 859 CE. The calendar is published by Sourcebook publisher. AD: Brittany
an illustration for Brio Magazine 03/18 issue, the article Spring Break Blues is about a teen girl spend her spring break with her younger sister on their grandma's place, and a journey to meet some new friends and explore the country life.
A series illustrations for China’s organic sauce brand HONA Organic, featuring four seasons, cover and other elements, it is released along with Lohas magazine 2018 May issue.
Recently I did a series flipped illustrations for Real Simple x Banana Boat. Here is the link: https://www.realsimple.com/partner/banana-boat/131587?prx_t=x6wDABN8gAIKEQA&ntv_idp=1
A series zodiac illustration for The Bump app.
A series season illustration for The Bump app.
A commissioned illustration for Work Not Working ‘s new article - 100 Days of Silence: How Doing Nothing Enriched My Life (and Creative Career) by Creative Director IvanCash Thanks to AD Mike, article link: https://magazine.workingnotworking.com/…/100-days-of-silenc…
2 editorial illustrations for Prevention Magazine 01/18 issue, the article "Too Much Information" is about the negative influence that Fitbit might bring to the health and fitness.
A pub sign illustration for a 1930s old pub The Bell, that located in Fetcham, England. It is part of the Young's Sign project.
I involved with an inspirational book project around the theme of freedom and human rights in 2016. I contribute one illustration for the book - Freedom to Express Yourself along with many other talented Illustrators, published by Michael O'Mara Books, and all royalties going to Amnesty International. So each illustrator will work with each quote to come up with the illustrations and arts, the book will be released soon in Amazon UK, September 2017.
Several Editorial illustrations for Hopes and Fears online magazine:
I was commissioned by Compass Furnished Apartments to create an illustration featured on ARTlab in DX and Backbay as a gift package for their holiday season.
I did a book cover illustration for the classic novel Bonjour Tristesse, it is published by Chinese publisher People's Literature Publishing House.
My Marseille illustration for Wissen Magazine's new issue #14
A series illustrations focusing on the topic Postpartum Depression for What to Expect.
I did a series 8 types of breastfeeding-position illustrations and a series small baby Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) illo for The Bump, the article is here: http://www.thebump.com/a/breastfeeding-positions-tips Thanks AD: Darcy Strobel
I create this work in order to participate in a group show - Botanica hosted by Light Grey Art Lab.
Time: 4/15/16 - 5/15/16
Location: 118 E 26th St, Ste 101, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
The featured bird and flower share the same name, "Bird of Paradise." The flowers look incredibly like the head of the rather exotic crested bird and its feathers. Geographically, they don’t have any connection, with the bird residing in X and the flower growing in Y, and yet the similarities are astounding. The goal of my piece is to connect these two beautiful species and celebrate the coincidence of nature.
Illustration for Wheaton magazine April issue about better education
AD: Charles Audino
Concept Illustrations/course contents for MIT's MOOC Entrepreneurship series
Selected horoscopes x fashion illustrations based on commissioned fashion collections for Vogue China.
Hanukkah and Rosh Hashanah Holiday card designs for Jewishboston.com
The cards are released on their websitehttp://www.jewishboston.com/rosh-hashanah-cards
AD Kali Brodsky
Portrait illustrations for a Chinese independent magazine Seed, published by Rosa Books.
1. Buyer Portrait for Modern Weekly 4/30/16 issue.
2.Editorial Design for Modern Weekly issue 52. The article is about over-consumption
2015 new Seed package design for Hudson Seed Library New York, you can buy the seed pack at http://www.seedlibrary.org/art-packs/new-art-packs-for-2015/coral-fountain-amaranth.html
Featured on The New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/garden/the-art-of-the-heirloom-displays-seed-package-designs.html?_r=0#
A series info graphics for Wissen magazine May 2015 issue.
Editorial Illustration/Design Projects
Commissioned work for Draw A Dot. x Asian Couture Federation collabation to promote fashion designer Sebastian Gunawan
Map illustrations for Lohas travel magazine 08/2018 issue, featuring the city Dali’s tour guide.
Featured on Dolce&Gabbana's official Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/lDLa9Fsrlu/
The Swide: http://www.swide.com/art-culture/fashion-illustration-for-dolce-and-gabbana-ss14-by-decue-wu-kitty-moss-mahyar-kalantari-2/2014/03/01
Editorial Illustration/Design Projects
Commissioned work for Style.com Arabia based on Michael Cinco FW16 collection: http://arabia.style.com/fashion/news/michael-cinco-paris-fashion-week-couture-show-fall-2016-collection-exclusive-sketches-dubai-designer-pfw/