Mark

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


Emily Chu is an award winning illustrator. She was born in Beijing and grew up near the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. Emily contributes illustrations to magazines and commercial clients. Her work has been selected by national and international illustration competitions such as Applied Arts and 3x3 Contemporary Illustration Professional Show.

Emily also loves to draw in her sketchbook - She runs an on-location sketchclub in the summer, and recently released a sketchbook publication titled #OnLocationYEG. She is also the founder of #StayhomeanddrawYEG, a online sketchclub for artists to connect during the COVID19 pandemic.

On the side, Emily actively vends at markets and helps put on the Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair. Her market products are available through her online shop and side project, BuhaoLife.


LETS WORK TOGETHER!
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CLIENT LIST
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)
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
Eighteen Bridges Literary Magzine
Glass Buffalo Magazine (University of Alberta)
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





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





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)



AWARDS & GRANTS
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)



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









UPCOMING EVENTS AND MARKET LINEUP

THE ROYAL BISON

Spring Show - Postponed! New date to come!
8426 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB



You can follow me on instagram for latest news updates and events!


ALL IMAGES © EMILY CHU