hello! My name is Kelly, I'm a visual development artist, character designer, and author-illustrator based in Los Angeles. 
I was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and moved to New York in middle school. I love storytelling through world-building, especially exploring relationships between identities and places. I graduated from the Rhode Island  School of Design with a BFA in illustration and now make art for children and animation.
When I'm not drawing, I enjoy going to cafes, hiking, finding new pieces for my wardrobe, and FaceTiming my dogs.
Clients: DreamWorks Feature, Little, Brown and Company, RumbleBox
contact: kellytsywu@gmail.com 
Awards & Publications:
SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Winter Conference, Student Illustrator Scholarship Winner,  2022
Brown Political Review, Fall Issue Cover, 2021
Society of Illustrators New York, Student Scholarship Competition, 2020
Creative Quarterly 62, Student Illustration Show, 2020
Japan Illustration Awards, Bronze Award, 2019
Providence Art Club, Student Scholarship Exhibition, 2019
Pop-up Exhibition, Solo Artist Show, 2017
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Painting and Drawing categories: Best in Show, Gold Key, Honorable Mention, 2017, 2016
Broome County Arts Council: Emerging Artist Competition, Best in Show, 2017
Brown Political Review, Spring Issue, Brown University, 2021
VISIONS, Spring & Fall Issue, Brown University & RISD, 2021, 2019
100 ILLUSTRATORS: most attractive in the world Vol.2, Japan Illustrator’s Association, 2020
SPIRES, Spring Issue, Intercollegiate Art and Literary Magazine, Washington University St. Louis, 2019
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