Evie Zhu is an illustrator who is inspired by her travels around the world. She earned her MA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art this May. Her artwork The River has been shortlisted for World Illustration Awards 2020. The name “Evie” derived from the Hebrew, the origin meaning of “Life”. That is perhaps why she loves to use illustration as a tool to celebrate the wonder of life. She is a nature lover and a big fan of animals with the curiosity and imagination of a child, which inspires her work in children’s illustration. She is also inspired by music. In her spare time, she loves talking to birds and having a meditation moment. She also loves watching at the sky with a vacant mind, wondering if there is another utopia world.

Evie is interested in all kinds of projects, especially in picture books, editorial works and surface design. Evie has a nick name “Chocolate”, named by her parents, who wish her a sweet life. Her favorite food is chocolate as well! Evie enjoys drawing, photography, food, handicrafts, hand-lettering, travel, design and reading. She is recognized for her animal friends, and her bright and detailed illustration, usually with whimsy narratives.

For book related project, please contact Paige Terlip at Andrea Brown Literary agency. paige@andreabrownlit.com

For any other commissions, or just say hi, feel free to reach out: eviezhuart@gmail.com

Recognition

2020 World Illustration Award. Shortlisted

2020 3×3 Annual No.17 Illustration Award. Honorable Mentioned

2020 Global Panda Illustration Competition. Excellent Awarded

2021 Communication Arts. Longlisted

2021 World Illustration Award. Longlisted

2021 3×3 Annual No.18 Illustration Award. Honorable Mentioned

Member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers And Illustrators), and AOI (Association of Illustrators)