HEY, I’M EMILY!
ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST · EDMONTON, CANADA
ACAD ALUMNI · BDES ILLUSTRATION

I was born in Beijing and currently live in Edmonton, Canada. I contributee illustrations to magazines and commercial clients, and have received awards from national and international illustration competitions such as 3x3 Contemporary Illustration Professional Show, American Illustration, and Applied Arts.

I also love doodling in my sketchbook. I hosted local sketchclub and recently released a publication of her drawings titled #OnLocationYEG.

On the side, I make producst and help organize the Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair. Find my prints and wearble art products through my  online shop and BuhaoLife!



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CLIENT LIST
3.7% YEG
Alberta Teachers’ Association Magazine 
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) 
Alberta Views Magazine
Apple Magazine 
Avenue Magazine Edmonton
Avenue Magazine Calgary
Calgary Immigration Women's Association (CIWA)
Chinese Benevolent Association
Citadel Theatre
The City of Edmonton
CJSR FM
Creativo Surface Design 
The Edmonton Arts Council
Edmonton Community Foundation (Legacy In Action)
Edmonton Community Development Company
Edify Magazine
Eighteen Bridges Literary Magzine
Glass Buffalo Magazine (University of Alberta)
Glass Bookshop
GrainsWest Magazine
MacEwan University (MAVEN)
Maclean’s Magazine
LEAP Magazine
Little Plant Shop
Logic & Lifestyle 
Lo Know (Formerly Carto Media)
Marcella Daun Consulting 
New Tribe Magazine
Pulp Studios
Readers Digest
The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
Serious Labs Inc.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)
smART (University of Calgary)
Social Enterprise Fund Publication
Stephen Magazine
Telus Storyhive
University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre
Vox Media (Eater)
Where Magazine

AWARDS & GRANTS
2020 - Alberta Magazine Awards - Nomination
2020 - American Illustration 39 (Chosen - Work/Life Balance)
2020 - American Illustration 39 (Chosen - Envy)
2020 - Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant
2019 - 3x3 Illustration Magazine No. 16 Professional Show Winner - Merit Award
2019 - Edmonton Arts Council CIP Artist Grant
2018 - Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant
2018 - Edmonton Arts Council Artist Project Grant
2018 - Capital Awards, Award of Excellence, Poster (EAC)
2016 - #YEGCanvas 2 Public Art Selections  
Applied Arts Illustration Award (Young Blood)
smART Branding Contest Winner (University of Calgary)
Visual Arts Alberta Scholarship ChalkWalk Street Art - First Place (ACAD)




PRESS
Global News Edmonton Interview for #StayhomeanddrawYEG (2020)
CBC Radio EdmontonAM Interview (2020)
Global News Feature #OnLocationYEG (2019)
CBC RadioActive Interview #OnLocationYEG (2019)
Women in Canadian Design (WICD) Interview (2019)
Gifted Gift Catalog, by Edmonton Made (2018)
EAC Grant Recipient Interview (2018)
Avenue Magazine Edmonton Artist Interview (May, 2018)
Where Magazine Featured Artist Spotlight (2017)
That's So Maven Podcast Interview (August, 2017)Rosa & Lilium #GetReal Interview (March, 2017)
HYMN Graphic Novels / Kickstarter Funded (2015)

COMMUNITY
2020 - StayhomeanddrawYEG
2019 - OnLocationYEG Public Sketchclub
2018 - GDC Portfolio Reviewer (Volunteer)2018 - GDC Artist Mentorship / Sexual Assault Poster (Volunteer)2016-2018 - Edmonton Digital Arts College, Illustration Instructor 2017 - Metro Education, Painting Instructor

MARKETS
The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
Market Collective
Interstellar Rodeo
Curated. Market
Hand2Hand Market
Undercover Books
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
Calgary Comic Expo
Edmonton Comic Expo
OnTheSpot Pop-Ups (Latitide 53)
HardCopy Zine Fair
Calgary Stampede Western Showcase
Craft Banque (St. Albert Art Gallery)
Make It! Edmonton
124 Grand Market
The Witchery Market
Experience Jasper Avenue

STOCKISTS
Tix on the Square
Glass Bookshop
Little Plant Shop
Majesty and Friends
The Curated. Shop (Edmonton City Centre)
The Curated. Shop (SouthCentre Calgary)  
Vivid Print
Wildcrafted Merchantile (BC)
Gifted Catelog 2018 (Edmonton Made)
Gifted Catelog 2019 (Edmonton Made)
Happy Harbour Comics
Another Dimension Comics

Audrey’s Books
The Prints & the Paper










UPCOMING EVENTS AND MARKET LINEUP

Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2020
Starts at 5pm MST, runs 24/7 until Dec 9th 5pm MST.



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