Me as a 1st grader in China, shortly before immigrating to the U.S.!



Hi! My name is Qing Zhuang ("ching juong"). 

For as long as I can remember, I have been a dreamer and lover of art and stories. I like to sprinkle some heart and humor in everything I do.  

Today, I work to hone and expand my work as a children's book illustrator and elementary educator in New York City.

I am inspired by art from around the world and have a soft spot for folk dolls and puppets.

I earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and a Master of Art in Teaching from School of Visual Arts, New York. My work has been recognized by Society of Illustrators NY and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators NJ.

I am thrilled to be illustrating my debut children’s book! It is scheduled to be released by Charlesbridge Publishing in 2020. More information coming soon.

Thanks for visiting!