Xiaoyan Sun

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Xiaoyan Sun is an illustrator based in New York, a Chinese native who was raised in Romania.

Her passion lies in creative design, with a style that incorporates bright colors, soft graphics, and rich textures to bring to life the fantastical world within her imagination.

She has experience working on a variety of projects, including editorial illustrations, book covers, children's books, packaging, and toy designs.

In addition to Illustration, She enjoys anime, food, video games, sleeping, origami, textiles, and spending time with her beloved pet turtle, Santao (named after a Chinese traditional dessert).


- 2024 Illustration West 62 / Bronze Award

- 2024 Communication Arts/ Shortlist

- 2023 World Illustration Award / Longlist 
- 2023 BOit! International Illustration Contest/ Longlist
- 2023 Society of Illustrators 65 / Annual Selections

- 2022 CSP International Illustration Competition/ Honorable Mentions


Popshot Quaterly, Do It Natural, Visual Opinion, The Underground, 《中学生天地》


- 2023 Society of Illustrators 65 Annual Exhibition, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065

- 2023 Material Mythologies, Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY 10010