Ian Chio

Ian Chio - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

Hi! I am a picture book illustrator with a flat, simple, and textured style. I seem to get inspired ideas when eating chocolate.

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I usually start a project by designing characters that matches the client's description. Then once I get the manuscript, I will create small storyboards to get an over all feel for the layout and flow of a book. The small storyboards gives me the opportunity to play with text placement. Then I will create the roughs at a bigger size to see how it's all going together. Once those are approved I will go ahead and do the clean line work and finally the fully coloured illustrations.
Children's - Non-fiction
Parenting & Families
Picture Books


  • Diploma in Independent Illustration - Seneca College
  • Certificate in Art Fundamentals - Seneca College

Work experience

Picture Book Illustrator

Lemonade Illustration Agency
September, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

• Character Design
• Picture Book Illustrations

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