Photo by Jiaxin Liang
Hi, there!

I am Jiazhen Cai, a London based illustrator and visual designer. I became a freelance illustrator after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2021. My practice is inspired by daily illusions, editorials and opinions, and the gaps in society and institutions. Addressing imaginative storytelling and atmosphere making, I emerge myself in illustration, moving images, and photography.

Selected Clients:

NYLON Magazine China
Food & Wine Media
Wandsworth Art
Coffee T&I Magazine
Penguin Random House China
Hebixing Ceramic Museum of Art
Royal College of Music

Awards & Honours:
2022  Shortlist of Communication Arts 2022 Illustration Competition
2022  Honorable Mention of ARFF International 2021 Season
2021   Nominated for the ARFF Berlin 2021 // International Awards
2021   UK Film Festival - London, Involved in Long List of 40
2021   ARFF International // Berlin Monthly Edition Official Selection
2020  iJungle Illustration Awards, Merit Award
2019   The 7th Hiii Illustration Awards, Merit Award of Noncommercial
2019   Creative Quarterly 56, Award of Excellence
2019   Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Top Talent of Illustration
2018   Graduation Show of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Third Prize
2017   Collected by Alfred University CDC

Group Exhibitions:
2021   OMNI Art Expo “合众为全”, Shanghai, China
2021   RCA2021, Online, United Kingdom
2021   Terminal, Ugly Duck, London, United Kingdom

2021   RCA WiP 2021, Online, United Kingdom
2020  RDP Index, Online, United Kingdom
2018   Central Academy of Fine Arts - BFA Degree Show, Beijing, China

2017   Alfred University CDC, Alfred, United States