Neko Jiang (AKA Jiedi Jiang) is an award-winning illustrator from Chengdu China. Currently she based in New York City. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration. Her illustrations received many awards such as World Illustration Awards, 3x3 Illustration, American Illustration chosen winner, etc.
She is using her imagination to create a unique "NEKO" world, and she loves to create funny and adorable characters. She has a strong enthusiasm for creating art and storytelling. Her most recent works are created utilizing digital media or gouache, and she is fascinated by different color combinations.
She loves using her drawing to record the tiny and beautiful moments in life. The experience of living in NYC has become the most significant source of her inspiration. Her current interests include zine publishing, advertising illustration.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - Illustration MFA
East China Normal University (ECNU) - Animation Design BFA
Interview & Feature:
Hiii Illustration 2020 - Uncommissioned - Best of the Best Award
3x3 Illustration Annual No.18 - Professional Show - Merit Winner
Brightness Illustration Awards 2020 - Shortlisted Artist
3x3 Illustration Annual No.17 - Professional Show - Honorable Mention
American Illustration (AI-AP) 39 Annual Award - Chosen Winner
World Illustration Awards 2020 - Advertising - Longlisted Artist
Communication Arts 2020 - Unpublished - Shortlisted Artist
7th "Snow Wolf Cup" Animation and Comics Competition - Excellent Prize
8th Xiamen International Animation Festival "Golden Dolphin" Competition - Gold Prize
2021 - ART ZOO International Pioneer Youth Illustration Art Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
2021 - Illustration Solo Show "Connection", Meet Fresh, Jersey City, NJ
2020 - MFA Illustration Visual Thesis Online Exhibition, Society of Illustrator Online Exhibits, New York, US
2019 - MIXC WORLD With Art "LIVE YOUNG" Selected Entries Show, MIXC WORLD, Shenzhen, China
2019 - FIT Student Exhibition, The OK Space Gallery, New York, US
2017 - FIT Faculty and Student Exhibition, The OK Space Gallery, New York, US