You Jung Byun

Artist and author You Jung Byun was born in Queens, New York, growing up in America, Korea and Japan. She received a BFA from Hongik University in Korea and then returned to New York to attend MFA illustration program at School of Visual Arts. Byun is best known for storytelling and images that imply unworldly mystery. Moving around a lot during her adolescence left a deep impact on her work. Strange beasts and lost children populate fanciful realms which are playful but with a somber undercurrent of metamorphosis. Byun has received many awards and recognition for her work.
Clients include; Penguin Random House, Nobrow Press, Enchanted Lion Books, Fisher Price, Verizon Wireless, Brooklyn Public Library, Macmillan(UK), Disney, PLANSPONSOR Magazine, National Public Radio, Roger la Borde, Rodale, JWT, Gestalten, SCBWI and more.