Zu Gong (she/her) is a picture book illustrator currently seeking presentation. She is a 2023 We Need Diverse Book mentee and co-illustrator coordinator for SCBWI’s San Francisco, North and East chapter.
Serving as an elementary school teacher for seven years, Zu wants to encourage a lifelong love of reading through her storytelling skills. Working with children’s often inspires her to create illustrations with a moment of respite where kids and people young at heart can immerse themselves. At the core of her creative journey, you'll discover an unwavering commitment to playfulness, humor and peace.
Being enthusiastic about experimenting and crafting vibrant illustrations using a mix of media, including pastel, ink, gouache, and digital tools, Zu is looking to illustrate picture books, early readers, chapter books, and book covers. Topics that she is interested in:
-Characters with big feelings
-Stories happening in school settings
-Feminism and women rights
-Asian history, culture and heritage
When Zu's not making art, you may find her teaching at local public libraries, boothing at local art markets, or making Gongfu tea for her friends and family.
If you have a suitable project, please get in touch!