Born deaf and raised in sunny island, Singapore, Ziyue Chen, pronounced as Zzz yuair is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design where she received BFA with Honors in Illustration with a minor in Visual Development. Her life goal has been to have an emotional connection with those who view her work. |
Early in her career she worked as an Animator on projects dedicated to children's art and creative thinking through broadcast media like children's TV program, Doodlechamps. She also freelanced in designing website and print for a few clients in Singapore. Later on, she discovered her keen interest in storytelling through illustration, and with the scholarship and support from her loved ones, she took the opportunity to study illustration at college in US. Since then, she has worked on Children's Books and other materials for Children.
She is currently based in her homeland spending time with her family.
Shown below are her most recent picture books, Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America by Emily Easton (Crown Books), Mela and the Elephant by Dow Phumiruk (Sleeping Bear Press), Just Right Family An Adoption Story by Silvia Lopez (Albert Whitman & Company), Susie Q Fights Back by Jane Cutler (Holiday House), Give Please a Chance by Bill O'Reilly & James Patterson (Jimmy Patterson), When I Carried You in My Belly by Thrity Umrigar (Running Press), The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).
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Ziyue's personal website