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Yukai Du, a Chinese-born illustrator and animation director, currently work and live in London, United Kingdom.

Since she was an animation student in Guang Zhou Academy of Fine Arts, she found her passion in creating crafty illustration and animation digitally. Graduated from Central Saint Martins London in 2014, she has been exploring and establishing her work in both still and moving images with her unique style. Yukai's inspiration for her work lies somewhere in the dichotomy of Impressionism, the dash of lines and layering of dots to create a surface, combined with a love for geometric shapes and playful vibrant patterns. 


Yukai has been working with clients in different industries from all over the world. 

Adobe / Apple / The Atlantic / The New Yorker / American Express / Nike / TED Talks / WeTransfer / Google / Facebook / The New York Times / Huawei / BMW / Renault / CNN / BBC / LYFT / LUSH / The Guardian / China Post / Buzzfeed / MTV / Moleskine


'An Anthology Vol.2' - Highly Commended, World Illustration Awards 2019, UK

'YORA-What's Your Pet's Global Paw Print?' - Bronze, ADC Awards 2019, USA

'Night' - Merit, ADC Awards 2019, USA

'An Anthology Vol.2' - Selected, Society of Illustrators Illustrator 61, USA

'An Anthology Vol.1' - Shortlisted, World Illustration Awards 2018, UK

'How Small We Are in the Scale of Universe?' - Official Selection, Annecy Festival 2017, France

'Can Plants Talk to Each Other?' - Distinguished Merit, 3x3 Illustration Show No.14, USA

'The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars' - Official Selection, Annecy Festival 2016, France

'The History of the Torturous Treadmill' - Official Selection, Annecy Festival 2016, France

'Science Society of China' - Shortlisted, World Illustration Awards 2016, UK

'Way Out' - Best of Show (Student), 3x3 Illustration Show No.12, USA

'Digitised Me' - Wood Pencil Winner, D&AD New Blood, UK

'Way Out' - Official Selection (Graduation Film), Annecy Festival 2015, France

'Way Out' - Honourable Mention, Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014, USA



'Fragments' (2022) - Solo Exhibition, Silk Gallery Madrid, Spain

'Abbreviation' (2022) - Solo Exhibition, KÜKÜ Shanghai, China

'BUZZ' (2019) - Kuiyuan Art Gallery, Guangzhou, China

'Character Walk' (2019) - Pictoplasma Berlin, Germany

'Time Off' (2017) - Solo Exhibition, Atom Gallery London, UK

'SPLINTERS' (2015) - Solo Exhibition, DigitasLBi London, UK


Adobe MAX (2023) - Artist Talk, Online Speaker, Global

Adobe Live (2021) - Artist Talk, Online Speaker, Global

Pictoplasma (2019) - Artist Talk, Berlin, Germany

Today at Apple Art Lab (2019) - Talk & Workshop, Apple Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Today at Apple Art Lab (2019) - Talk & Workshop, Apple Covert Garden, UK

Timberland Studio (2018) - Artist Talk & Craft Workshop, Timberland Covert Garden, London, UK

Playgrounds Blend (2018) - Artist Talk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Visual Playground (2017) - Artist Talk & Animation Workshop, Bucharest, Romania

Nicer Tuesdays (2017) - Artist Talk, Oval Space, London, UK

See No Evil (2017) - Artist Talk, Cafe 1001, London, UK

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