︎ illustration
︎ books & covers

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︎︎︎ Contact

︎ yylk98@gmail.com
︎ @oghoneyy

︎ Status

  • Trying to keep my fiddle-leaf fig, The Gunch, alive
︎ About

Hello, I’m YY (that’s why-why)!

I’m a Chinese-Singaporean illustrator & designer currently based in NYC-ish, where I work as a junior designer at Hachette Books. I graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2022.

I like bold punchy colours and graphic shapes, and I’m trying to get better at making things move. 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 love all things cover design, 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, 2023