Forbes 30 Under (Art and Style) honoree and Society of Illustrators New York Gold Medalist Victo Ngai 倪傳婧 is a Los Angeles based illustrator from Hong Kong, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. "Victo" is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria - a leftover from the British colonization.
Victo provides illustrations for newspaper and magazines such as the New York Times and the New Yorker; create storyboards and art for animations with studios like NBC and Dreamworks ; makes books for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Folio Society and Macmillan; and works on packaging and advertisement campaigns for Apple, Johnnie Walker, American Express, Lufthansa Airline and General Electric.
Victo has also taught at the School of Visual Art New York, the Illustration Academy and gives guest lectures and workshop at universities and conferences, this has become her favorite excuse to visit different cities.
Apart from drawing, Victo's biggest passions are traveling and eating. She's hoping that one day she will save up enough to travel around the world and sample all kinds of cuisines.
ABRAMS, ACCDocket, ADIDAS Hong Kong, ai5000, aiCIO, This American Life, American Express, Apple, Audible, Avenue Magazine, Bank Simple, Big New Ideas, Black Dragon Press, Boston Globe, Buck, Bussolati, Cincinnati Magazine, Columbia University GSAS, ComputerWorld, Corporate Knight, The Deal LLC, Dellas Graphics, The Departure, Diplomat Magazine, DJI, Dreamworks, Earth Species Project, Family Circle, Flesk Publications, Folio Society, Foreign Policy, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Franke, Gallo Winery, General Electric, The Gift and the Wound, Gilbane Building Company, GuidePosts, HarperCollins, Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, Head & Shoulders, HHMI Bulletin, Holton Arms School Alumni Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, IMAX, Infiniti, International Herald Tribune, InTouch Magazine, Johnnie Walker, Johns Hopkins Health Review, Leo Burnett, Lerner Books, Liberty Magazine, Lincoln Motor Company, Lonely Planet, Lufthansa Airline, Macmillan, Marriott Alumni Magazine, McDonald’s, MetaLeap, Milk X, MODELO, Morgan Gaynin. Inc, Mixc World by CRland, MTA Arts and Design, Naughty Dog, Nautilus, NBC, The New Yorker, The New York Times, New You, Norton, NYU Bulletin, Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, PGA, Plansponsor, Plansponsor EUROPE, Planadviser, Plan-Net, The Progressive, Prophecy Wines, Reader's Digest, RISD xyz, Rhapsody (United Airline) Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, ROTHCO, Runner’s World, Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Magazine, Scholastic, Scientific American, Scrubs, Shu China, Simon &Schuster, Six Red Marbles, Smithsonian Magazine, Somerset House London, St. Louis Magazine, Taiko Center of the Pacific, TinHong, TigerBeer, Tor Books, Treehouse Brand, Square Enix, Sundance Film Festival, Utne Reader, United Nations Postal Administration, Variety, Vegetarian Times, Village Voice, VQR, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WATERSHED, Whitewall, Wired, W.W.Nortons and Company.
Awards and Recognitions:
•Juror of Communication Arts Illustration Annual 59, 2018
•Juror of 3X3 Illustration Annual 15, 2018
•Juror of Spectrum Fantastic Art 24th Annual Awards, 2017
•Juror of ADC 95th Annual Awards, 2016
•Juror of Society of Illustrators New York 57th Annual Exhibition, 2015
•Juror of Society of Illustrators New York Annual Student Scholarship, 2012
•Guest Speaker at Ogilvy & Mather HQ Singapore, Fig - International Illustration Congress Colombia, La Galería Roja Spain, Business of Design Week BODW Hong Kong, ICON 8 , Society of Illustrators New York, Leeds College of Arts UK, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Brigham Young University, Syracuse University, University of the Arts, California College of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, Kansas City Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, New Hampshire Institute of Art, MontClair Sate University.
•GOLD MEDAL in Advertisement, Society of Illustrators New York 61, 2019
•FINALIST, Hugo Award Best Professional Artist, 2018
•GOLD MEDAL in Books, Spectrum Fantastical Art 25, 2018
•SILVER CUBE in Illustration, Art Directors Club 97th Annual Awards, 2018
•WINNER, British Science Fiction Association Best Artwork, 2018
•FINALIST, World Fantasy Award Best Professional Artist, 2017
•FINALIST, Hugo Award Best Professional Artist, 2017
•FINALIST, ASFA Chesley Award Best Cover Illustration, 2017
•SILVER MEDAL in Book Show, Society of Illustrators New York 59, 2016
• MERIT MEDAL, Society of Publication Designers, Illustrated Cover, 2016
• MERIT MEDAL, Society of Publication Designers, Illustrated Feature Story, 2016
• SILVER MEDAL, Society of News Design #36 (Category 13E Illustration), 2015
•GOLD MEDAL in Published Work, GCIA3, 2014
•GOLD MEDAL, ASBPE Northeast regional awards, 2014
•SILVER MEDAL in Advertisement, SPECTRUM Fantastical Art 21, 2014
•GOLD MEDAL in Book Show, Society of Illustrators New York 55, 2012
•GOLD MEDAL in Institutional Show, Society of Illustrators New York 55, 2012
•GOLD MEDAL in Best use of Illustration, Folio Ozzie Awards, 2012
•GOLD MEDAL in 3x3 ProShow, 2012
•SILVER MEDAL in Best Feature Design, Folio Ozzie Awards, 2012
•SILVER MEDAL in Editorial Category, GCIA2, 2012
•SILVER MEDAL in Unpublished Category, GCIA2, 2012
•Judges' Pick Award, GCIA2, 2012
•The New York Times 20 Notable Op-Ed Art 2010, 2012, 2013
•GOLD MEDAL in CMYK Top 100#49 New Creatives, 2011
Illustration Annuals Selected
•Communication Arts 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58
•American Illustration 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
•Society of Illustrators 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
•Spectrum 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24,25
Richard C von Hess Illustration Galler, Mar 14- May 22, 2016