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As an illustrator. Xiaowei graduated from University of Edinburgh(ECA) with an MA in Illustration and holds a BA in Art and Design from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Prior to her MA studies, Xiaowei gained experience in various creative fields such as  illustration, graphics, window displays, and product design.

Xiaowei's visual practice is often influenced by literature and nature, with a primary focus on conveying stories through metaphor and lyricism. The birth of her daughter has brought an added dimension of wonder to creative process and fuels her imagination. She employs mixed media techniques to enhance the richness of images, aiming to establish an immediate emotional connection with viewers. Her expertise lies in narrative illustration, encompassing picture books, concept books, and editorial publications. 


World Illustration Award, New Talent Children's Publishing Highly Commended, 2023 

World Illustration Award, Children's Publishing, Shortlist, 2023

3x3 International Illustration Show No.20, Student, Honorable Mention, 2023

The Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Selected, 2023 

Personal Portfolio recognised as "Feature Folio", BritCham SH Best Emerging Talent Festival, 2023

Hiii Illustration Award, Merit Award, Children's Book Unpublished, 2022

Student Advertising Arts Festival Academy Award, Merit Award, 2012

National Student Advertising Art and Design Competition, The Second-Class Prize, 2011

The “Envisage and Create a Better Future Together” Poster Design Competition, 2010

Merit Student, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, 2010/2011/2012

Second-Class Scholarships, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, 2010/2011/2012


ECA Postgraduate Graduation Show, Edinburgh, 2023

BritCham SH Best Emerging Talent Festival Online Exhibition, 2023

New Designers, London, 2023

Bookmarks: ECA's Annual Artists' Book & Zine Fair, Edinburgh, 2023

Integration: Undergraduate Thesis Exihibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, 2013

Work Experience

Chongqing Sisyphe Culture Communication Limited, China

Department of Product Research and Development, 07/2020 - 02/2022

Manager,  Director
Department of Decoration Design, 05/2015 - 07/2020

Product Designer & Graphic Designer,
Department of Graphic Design, 12/2013 - 05/2015


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