Yukai Du United States

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Yukai Du is a Chinese-born illustrator and animation director based in the UK. Commissioned by the likes of TED Education, the New Yorker, Apple and The Guardian and having won a whole load of awards (including the Adobe Design Achievement, D&AD New Blood, and one from the World Illustration Awards) she shows no sign of slowing down. Yukai's inspiration for her work lies somewhere in the space 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. Drawn in by her bold use of color and texture, we spoke to Yukai about what it took to find the style that has become so synonymous with her work.