Nick grew up in China and the US. Having grown up in both places by the sea, he often subconsciously uses water in his professional and personal work as a metaphor. He started his artist career after doodling wildly on his parents’ pearly white walls. Nick graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California, where he still resides and works as an illustrator. He can be found either on the soccer field or the used book stores when he’s not working.
His illustrations have been selected for annuals such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators and 3 x 3. He was also profiled by Communication Arts magazine for the Fresh section. In 2016, he was included in Lurzer’s Archive’s 200 best illustrators world wide.
His first illustrated book Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? came out in 2014, He illustrated more than 120 illustrations on various topics about Los Angeles and Paris.
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