About Me

I am a freelance science illustrator from Hong Kong and one of the Co-founders of Wildlife Illustrations Hong Kong, currently based in Washington, DC. I had always dreamt of being either a scientist or an artist since I was very young. After completing my master’s degree in Ecology and Biodiversity and working in conservation education and graphic design for a couple of years, I decided to put all my time into being a full-time independent science illustrator and graphic designer, where I could continue contributing to science and nature conservation through my art.

Using a wide array of both traditional and digital media, I create informative, accurate, and educational illustrations of wildlife and nature, with a special focus on herps, fishes, and birds. I strive to produce accurate, informative, and aesthetically-pleasing artwork to promote knowledge about nature, inspire the public to appreciate our biodiversity, and support nature conservation.

If you are looking for a science illustrator or a graphic designer for your science or conservation project, please drop me an email at wildlife.art.hk@gmail.com.

*Commissions are currently closed until further notice.*


Education

▪︎ Graduate Certificate (expected graduation in Fall 2022), Science Illustration, California State University, Monterey Bay
▪︎ M.Phil., Freshwater Ecology, The University of Hong Kong
▪︎ B.Sc., Ecology & Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong


Selected Clients and Collaborators

▪︎ Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
▪︎ A Plastic Ocean Foundation
▪︎ Bloom Association Hong Kong
▪︎ The Conservancy Association
▪︎ The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership
▪︎ Freshwater Collective
▪︎ The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
▪︎ Hong Kong Jellyfish Project
▪︎ hongkongsnakeID.com
▪︎ Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation
▪︎ IUCN Groupers and Wrasses Specialist Group  
▪︎ Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
▪︎ Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre
▪︎ The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong
▪︎ Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
▪︎ Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong
▪︎ The University of Hong Kong
▪︎ Wildlife Avengers

Awards

▪︎ Finalist (Top 5), Open Division, Botanical Art Competition 2022, Shiu-ying Hui Herbarium, Chinese University of Hong Kong
▪︎ Finalist, Public Section, Botanical Art Competition 2020, Shiu-ying Hui Herbarium, Chinese University of Hong Kong
▪︎ Champion, HKU Photography Competition 2013, The University of Hong Kong

News Reporting

▪︎ Monterey Herald: Illustrating Nature exhibit returns in-person to PG Museum of Natural History (2022)
▪︎ MingPao: 邊玩邊學:桌遊森林 一探香港生態奧妙 (2021)
▪︎ RTHK: 自在八點半:藝術與動物 (2018)
▪︎ On.cc: 搜查線:融藝術創作於保育 四眼妹妹「種出」樹林 (2018)
▪︎ MingPao: 環境教育:桌遊認識生態環境 (2018)
▪︎ Metropop: 《森林的法則》桌遊學生態 (2018)

Public Exhibits

▪︎ 2022 GNSI Annual Members’ Exhibition, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Virtual
▪︎ Illustrating Nature 2022, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA
▪︎ The Art of Nature 2022, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
▪︎ ECF: Embracing the Green Legacy of Community—Art Exhibition and Painting Workshop, 2019, The Conservancy Association, Hong Kong
▪︎ Law of the Forest Boardgame Artwork Exhibit, 2018, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Published/Installed Illustrations

▪︎ Dudgeon, D. (2022). Threatened Freshwater Animals of Tropical East Asia: Ecology and Conservation in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Taylor & Francis.
▪︎ Illustrating nature: CSUMB graduate program (2022). Journal of Nature Science Illustration. 54(2), 15–20. (access available to GNSI members only)
▪︎ Pollinating Insects (2022). Installed in Insect House, Kadoorrie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong.
▪︎ Wild Animal Rescue Centre Information Board (2022). Installed in Kadoorrie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong.
▪︎ Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y. (2019). Live reef food fish trade: Undervalued, overfished and opportunities for changeInternational Coral Reef Initiative.

Lectures and Workshops

▪︎ Exploring Arts and Science, 2021, Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre, the University of Hong Kong
▪︎ Art and Science for Conservation, 2021, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
▪︎ Birds Drawing Workshops, 2021, The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong
▪︎ Drawing Amphibians Together, 2020, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong, Hong Kong
▪︎ How to Observe and Illustrate Nature, 2020, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong, Hong Kong
▪︎ Art and Science for Conservation STEAM Workshop, 2020, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
▪︎ How to Design Your Board Game, 2020, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong, Hong Kong
▪︎ Embracing the Green Legacy Workshop Series, 2018-2019, Conservancy Association, Hong Kong


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