︎ illustration
︎ books & covers

︎︎︎ about


︎︎︎ Contact

︎ yylk98@gmail.com
︎ @yy.liak

︎ Status

  • Currently unavailable for freelance!
︎ About

Hello, I’m YY (as in why-why; they’re my initials)!

I’m a Chinese-Singaporean illustrator & designer currently based in NYC-ish, where I design book covers at Hachette Books. Before that, I studied illustration and art history at MICA.

I like bold, punchy colours, graphic shapes, and lines that look a little wonky. My dream project is to illustrate a cookbook even though I’m really bad at cooking. In my spare time I like listening to the same three songs on repeat, hoarding picture books, and thinking up increasingly rancid names for cats.

Shoot me an email if you’ve got something you’d like to work on together!

© YY Liak, 2023