Evie Zhu is a Baltimore based illustrator originally from China. She will earn her MA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art by this May. The name “Evie” derived from the Hebrew, the origin meaning “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 provides illustrations for picture books, editorial works and lifestyle illustration journals. 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. 

Evie is recognized for her animal friends, and her bright and detailed illustration, usually with whimsy narratives. Contact her for commissions!