I do illustration in picture books, education editorials, and science subjects. Sometimes when I do not have a specific topic, I would like to sketch random objects around me. They could be a tree, a lotus, cherry blossoms, or people in my favorite coffee shop.
My favorite author-illustrators are Jon Klassen, Dr. Seuss, and Qin Leng to name a few.
Mostly, I use watercolors, black ink, and pencils (I tell myself not to buy any more pencils for now as I've bought way too much.)
One time, I participated in a drawing contest in middle school. I had an awful experience with watercolors, then never imagined that I would ever use them in the future. Vietnamese has an idiom: “You get what you hate most.”
Sometimes, I do experiments with others, such as colored pencils, acrylic, and color inks.
1/2020 - now Freelancer on Fivver.
2018 - now Volunteer Illustrator, Designer, Zealousness Web Magazine, iN Education, Inc.
2017 - 2018 Volunteer Illustrator, The Daily Cardinal, UW Madison, WI.
2016 – Now Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
2015 – 2016 Volunteer Illustrator for Book&Friend Club, Vietnam.
2011 Volunteer, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA.
2006 – 2009 Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Bioinformatics Lab,
The University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Interests: Cats, Green, reading, yoga, and travel.
2017 Coming Home | the 12th annual Student Art Showcase, the Office of the Provost, UW Madison
Fragile | Illumination, UW Madison, Fall 2017 issue.
2017 Canopy 1 | 89th Annual Student Art Show, Gallery 1308 Union South, Madison, WI.
2016 LCEC 4th Annual Gallery Night in Madison, WI.
2015 - 2017 Special Students program, Certificate program of Studio Art, UW Madison.
2013 - 2015 Certificate program in Children's Book Illustration,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC), Chicago, IL.
2002 - 2006 B.S. in Biotechnology, the University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1999 - 2002 High School for the Gifted, Viet Nam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Past experience: Bioinformatics, Biological Data Mining.