Jiazhen Cai, a London-based illustrator and visual designer, specialises in fostering comprehension through visual narratives. Her diverse portfolio delves into themes such as opinion, gastronomy, lifestyle, culture, and locale, employing a blend of graphic illustration and dynamic imagery.

She has collaborated with clients such as Penguin Random House, Nylon, T Magazine, Food & Wine Media, Hario, Wandsworth Borough Council, Coffee T&I Magazine, FánHuā Chinese Film Festival, Popshot Quarterly Magazine and Avatr.

Education

2019-2021
Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
MA - Visual Communication (Illustration)

2017
Alfred University, New York State, United States
Exchange - Ceramic and Art

2014-2018
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
BFA - Product Design (Ceramic Design)

Honours

2023    iJungle Illustration Awards 2022, Commercial Merit Award
2022   The 9th Hiii Illustration Awards, Best of The Best of Publisher Category
2022   Shortlist of Communication Arts 2022 Illustration Competition
2022   Longlist of The Third Brightness Illustration Awards
2022   Honorable Mention of ARFF International 2021 Season
2021    Nominated for the ARFF Berlin 2021 // International Awards
2021    ARFF International // Berlin Monthly Edition Official Selection
2020   iJungle Illustration Awards 2020, New Talent 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

Exhibitions

2022   When Walls Are Bare, GALLERY 46, London, United Kingdom
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

Features

2023   The Creative Occupation
2022   Hiiibrand Winners Recommend
2022   CoArtist Project