Lisa Wee

Lisa Wee - Designer

Children Author/Illustrator, creating diversity, quint, quirky and inclusive children character, picture book, chapter book, book cover

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Overview

Lisa Wee debuts as author/illustrator of Li-na Is My Name, to be published in 2022 by Dixi Books Publishing, UK. Her other published work is a comic story - Sokoro’s Dream for Mighty Kind magazine, Fall issue, 2021. Lisa has illustrated several picture books for prominent publishers and self-published authors. Her quaint, quirky and vibrant illustrations are inclusive, embracing diversity in celebrating the lives of children from all walks of life, whether they come from adopted families, same-gender families or blended families.

Her most recent work is with
1) Babybug magazine for January 2022 issue depicting Asian American brother and sister.
2) Ladybug magazine, Fall 2021 issue, illustrating diverse and inclusive children for a 1708 nursery song.
3) World Vision’s campaign to prevent early marriages. Illustrating 10 stories about empowered girls from around the world for a chapter book to be translated into English, French and Chinese.

These collaborations have been successful, given her understanding of the importance of deadlines and communication. She is the winner of the CYA All Stars Illustration Award 2021, judged by editors and designers from Scholastic Australia. Furthermore, she was awarded the Bronze for the JIA (Japan Illustrators’ Association) Illustration Award 2020.


Her clients
World Vision
Babybug magazine
Ladybug magazine
Mighty Kind magazine
ABV publishing
Charm Joy Der, DEI media club founder
Dr Shan Liu, grand-daughter of the late Dr Wu Lien-teh, a Nobel nominee for his work fighting against the Manchuria plague.
Pamela Jane, Writer for The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post
Holly Bonner, Visually challenged Reverent, speaker and author

Therefore, working with her means having someone with experience in producing PDF for KDP Amazon and IngramSpark.

Please see gallery for more information.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Nature
Parenting & Families
Travel

Certifications

  • University of Hertfordshire,UK (2nd class honours) Illustration

Awards

  • Japan Illustrator Association Illustration Award 2020: Bronze
  • Winner CYA Stars Illustration Award 2021, judged by Editor and designer, Scholastic Australia

Work experience

Picture book author/illustrator

Dixi Books, UK
May, 2021 – Present (6 months)

Wrote a children story on gender stereotype
Manuscript accepted by a UK publisher
Publishing in 2022.

Freelance children illustrator

Hire an illustrator
January, 2019 – Present (almost 3 years)

• Produce artwork that is appropriate and appealing to children of various ages

• Collaborate with authors to create imagery from their narrative

• Stimulate the imaginations of children by producing colourful and creative imagery

• Must capture certain elements which appeal to children, such as bright colours and diverse imagery

Children's Illustrator

At Harbour
January, 2008 – January, 2014 (about 6 years)

• Produce artwork that is appropriate and appealing to children of various ages

• Collaborate with authors to create imagery from their narrative

• Stimulate the imaginations of children by producing colourful and creative imagery

• Must capture certain elements which appeal to children, such as bright colours and diverse imagery

Portfolio (4 selected works)

My Happiness Counts

Der, Charm Joy, Wee, Lisa

We're All Family

Jane, Pamela, Wee, Lisa

Ivie and the FBI (Ivie Books)

Jane, Pamela, Wee, Lisa

Rise Up: reach for your light

Ellsworth, Ginny, Wee, Lisa

Lisa has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Shan Liu
Beautiful illustrations, worked super hard to make quick deadline. Will plan to use her services again.

Shan Liu, March 2021

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