Illustrator based in New York City. Alumni of the School of Visual Arts and a native of China, Yao Xiao create artwork depicting a decadent visual world where internalized unspoken sentiments take physical form in surreal situations. she draws, writes and shares her insights about establishing an illustration career.

She has been invited to work on one-of-a-kind projects such as the 20 Year Anniversary timeline for SXSW Interactive Festival, as well as impressing tens of thousands of fans with the cover artwork for pop diva Katy Perry’s 2014 hit single ‘Dark Horse.’ She has created beautiful graphics for editorial print publications, pop music record covers, concert posters and book covers.

Clients: TIME Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, National Geographic, SXSW, Capitol Records, Buzzfeed, Columbia Journalism Review and more.