TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai takes a look at the work of Julia Kuo, an illustrator who works out of Cleveland for most of the year and Taipei during the winter. She recently gained greater attention for her project “100 Days in Cleveland,” which showcases 100 of her favorite things about the city. Many of the sketches are now part of a travel guidebook to Cleveland.
Listen to an NPR ideastream interview with Julia about the project here: http://www.ideastream.org/an/entry/40673
Read Connie Schultz’s Plain Dealer article here: http://www.cleveland.com/schultz/index.ssf/2011/06/sketches_capture_clevelands_be.html
As a freelance illustrator, her notable clients include the New York Times, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Little Brown and Co., American Greetings, the Home Shopping Network, Tiny Prints, and the Journey Group. She is also part of a small new paper goods company, The Nimbus Factory, and spends time supporting Asian American musicians and authors by designing their artwork.