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Find me at bixinyi7@gmail.com

or on instagram @xinyi_bi

For any illustration or picture book enquiries or commissions, please contact my agent Claire Cartey at Holroyde Cartey.

Hi! This is Xinyi Bi!

Hi, I'm Xinyi Bi, an illustrator, designer, and picture book maker based in the UK. Holding a BA in Visual Communication Design from the China Academy of Art, I embarked on my publishing journey, specializing in picture books, novelty books, editorial illustrations, and graphic designs. In 2024, I completed my MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. My artwork reflects my connection with nature and the world around us, characterized by its imaginative and metaphorical nature, vibrant colors, with rich details and textures. I am also passionate about exploring art across various disciplines. 

Awards

2024:  

iSeek Prize for novelty and interactive books - Winner

2023:  

The Macmillan Prize for Illustration - Second Place

The Batsford Prize - Fine Art - Runner up

Communication Arts - Books - Shortlist

VOF International Art Award - Finalist

BIBF Ananas International Illustration - Illustration - Finalist 

2022:

China Illustration Annual Competition - Illustration - Excellence Prize

The FAB Prize - Illustration - Finalist 

The 19th CACC Golden Dragon Award - Illustration - Silver Medal

BIBF Ananas International Illustration - Illustration - Finalist 

2021:

iJungle illustration - Illustration - Merit Award 

The 18th CACC Golden Dragon Award - Picture Book - Top5 Finalist

2020:

Hiii Illustration - Illustration - Finalist 

The 13th Cyber Sousa Award - Picture Book - Finalist

Lin Fengmian Award - Graphic Design - Bronze prize

2019:

CGDA Graphic Design - Book Design- Excellence Award

The 20th Platinum Originality International Graphic Design - Information Design - Excellence Award               

Exhibitions

Exhibited the painting series "Pembroke Impressions" at the Engaging Pembroke Group Exhibition, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. 

Exhibited "Nest Map" at BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition at China National Convention Center, Beijing.

Exhibited the stop-motion animation "The Secret Garden" at a group exhibition held at Batsford Gallery in London.

Exhibited "Nest Map" at Star Chaser Charity Art Exhibition in Beijing, China.

Exhibited the painting series "Platero and I" and the stop-motion animation "The Secret Garden" at a spring group exhibition at Gallerie V in Cambridge.

Exhibited the painting series "Under the Waterfall” at the Art Walk Through the Waterfall - International Illustration and Picture Book Exhibition in Guangdong, China.

Exhibited the stop-motion animation "The Secret Garden" at REMIX International Illustration Art Festival in Beijing, China.

Published and pending books

2024:

How Big is the World《世界有多大》will be published by 21st Century Publishing Group.

Please Don't Laugh at Me《请不要嘲笑我》will be published by 21st Century Publishing Group.

The Queue《排队》published by East China Normal University Publishing Press.

The Flow《流动》published by East China Normal University Publishing Press.

2023:

You are Crystal, Winter, Grapes, and Bird《你是水晶、冬天、葡萄和鸟》published by Shanghai Translation Publishing House.

Jin Bo's Poetic Fairy Tales: White Lilacs and Purple Lilacs《金波诗意童话集 白丁香紫丁香》published by East China Normal University Press.

Who is Different from Everyone Else《谁和大家不一样》published by Xinlei publishing house.

2022:

The Same Stuff as Stars《你本星辰》published by China Children's Press & Publication Group.

Nest Map《鸟巢地图》published by Zhejiang People's Fine Arts Publishing Press.

To The Sea We Go《我们去看海》published by East China Normal University Publishing Press.

Selected Clients

NYT for Kids China 

Asian Games Design Team

China Children's Press & Publication Group

Shanghai Translation Publishing House

21st Century Publishing Group

People's Fine Arts Publishing House

East China Normal University Publishing Press

Zhejiang People's Fine Arts Publishing Press

Sichuan Children's Publishing House

Xinlei publishing house

Henan Literature & Art Publishing House

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