My name is Jessica Chuan Ping Lai (賴川平) and I am a freelance illustrator living in London Copenhagen. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and spent most of my childhood growing up in the city before immigrating to San Jose, California. After finishing my studies from Berkeley, CA and Copenhagen, Denmark, I then worked in the field of architecture in Tokyo and London before focusing on illustrations.

My work mainly focuses on narrative story telling. I am always fascinated by the magical worlds within children’s books. Growing up, my mother bought boxes and boxes of award winning picture books from all over the world from the publisher, and one wall of my room was filled to the ceiling with them. I hope to achieve the same magical atmosphere with my works. When I am not drawing, sketching or painting, I enjoy playing the clarinet,  reading too much manga, exploring on the world wide web, and traveling.

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