Jing Li Biography

My name is Jing Li.
I am from China. I got two illustration MFA degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design (2017) and Maryland Institute College of Art (2019). 

In the last few years, I have received some awards including the 3×3 Illustration Student Show No.15 Gold; American Illustration 38; Red Dot Award: Communication Design Junior Award; Communication Arts 2019; and the Society of Illustrators NY 61 annual. 

I focus on picture books. I did one picture book My Dreamspace. It records my childhood period which was quiet, sorrowful yet powerful. I do editorial illustrations as well. My clients include Smithsonian Magazine where I illustrated portraits for the Contributors Page; The Atlantic for an article on How Two Mississippi College Students Fell in Love and Decided to Join a Terrorist Group; and a portrait of Bertha Benz for his birthday celebration at Mercedes Benz. For L’Officel Magazine (China) I created a group portrait of the Chinese band Awaken-F; food illustrations for Good Grit Magazine; and a poster for the upcoming film Birds without Feathers.