︎ illustration
︎ books & covers
︎ printmaking

︎︎︎ about


︎︎︎ Contact

︎ yylk98@gmail.com
︎ @oghoneyy

︎ Status

- Trying to keep my tomato plant, Omega Susan, alive

- Interning + makin’ books at Macmillan Children’s

- Open to full-time offers;  currently unavailable for freelance
︎ Bio

Hello, I’m YY (that’s why-why)!

I’m a Chinese-Singaporean illustrator & designer currently based in NYC-ish. I graduated with a BFA in Illustration from MICA in 2022.

I like working with bold, punchy colours and graphic shapes, and I’m trying to get better at making things move. My work frequently deals with history, memory and myth, and 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.

I’m interested in cover design, publishing, editorial, and illustrating for gifts and products — shoot me an email if you’ve got something you’d like to work on together!

© YY Liak, 2022