Yuzhen Cai is a freelance illustrator and animator living in London.
Originally from China, she has been trained in academic painting and sketching for years before moving to London in 2016 to study BA Illustration in Camberwell College of Arts, where she graduated with a first class degree. She challenges what she had been taught in the past and creates art in both digital and manual mediums, combining flat bold colours with handmade textures. She is fascinated by whimsical settings and playful characters.
Yuzhen is now undergoing a Masters in research at the Royal College of Art, where she continues to explore the possibility of illustration and storytelling. She was highly commended by the Macmillan Prize 2019 for her self-written story.