Phoebe Cho

Phoebe Cho - Designer

Leicester, UK

Quirky picture book illustrator who describes the narrative with warm and vibrant colours

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Hi, my name is Phoebe. I'm an illustrator originally from South Korea. I graduated from University of Brighton, BA in Illustration. I have been a freelance illustrator for books, advertisements, and educational materials living in different countries that pulled my heart, and now I'm settling in a sunny beach town in Portugal.

I have a very strong passion not only for drawing but also writing for children, so I understand what authors need in detail from bringing written words to visuals to getting ready for print. My style is organic and warm yet modern and quirky through texture, shape, and colour. I specialisse in drawing human bodies and faces, Children to seniors with whimsical movements and emotions. I'm always thrilled to meet new projects to collaborated with and grow the potential together!

Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Sex & Relationships
Cultural & Ethnic
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books


  • Bachelor degree of illustration

Work experience

Freelance illustrator

August, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

Product designer intern

Aurora world
March, 2016 – August, 2017 (over 1 year)

Designer intern for soft toy company.
- designing new characters or products related to characters
-managing social media of the company and designing and illustrating online contents

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Santa's Lost Keys

Roose, Beth, Cho, Phoebe, Merrill, Nadara

Max Visits Charlottesville

Freeman, Karima, Cho, Phoebe

Fall in Love

Smith, Yvonne, Cho, Phoebe

The Forest of the Hanged

Rebreanu, Liviu

The Waters of Hercules: The Legend of Gaura Dracului

Girard, Emily, Girard, Dorothea, Brackob, Dr. A.K.

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