Discipline: Visual Art & Illustration

Based In: Brooklyn

Website: Catia Chien

Catia Chien is a picture book illustrator, concept artist and educator. Her clients include, Penguin Random House, Chronicle, Candlewick, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Ogilvy and Room to Read. Her most recent picture book, A Boy and a Jaguar written by Dr. Alan Rabinowitz won an ALA Schneider Book Award.


“Having a studio practice is essential to my focus and productivity. I don’t have space at home to set up a studio, so having a separate space where I can really create is liberating. As a freelance artist, it can be isolating to work long hours on any project by yourself, so working in a collaborative space among other passionate, hardworking and respectful artists is motivating and inspiring!”



Art Center College of Design



Upcoming book release dates!
2016 Comics Confidential edited by Leonard Marcus- thirteen graphic novelists talk story, craft and life outside the box
release date: Sept 27th 2016
2017 Things To Do by Elaine Magliaro, illustrated by Catia Chien
release date: Feb. 2017
2018 Town of Turtle by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Catia Chien
release date: Spring 2018

Past publications–
Bibliography in chronological order:
2005 Flight Volume 1, Tumbleweed by Catia Chien, Villard Books 
2006 Put the Book Back on the Shelf: Belle and Sebastian anthology, Image Comics 
2007 Flight Volume 2, Jelly Fruit by Catia Chien, Villard Books 
2007 Princess Alyss by Frank Beddor, illustrated by Catia Chien Dial Books 
2008 You ain’t no dancer anthology, New Reliable Press 
2008 Sea Serpent and Me, by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Catia Chien Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
2009 To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Catia Chien, Little Brown 
2009 Fortune’s Magic Farm by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Catia Chien, Little Brown 
200 Um Universo numa caixa de Fosforo by Alexandre Rampazo, illustrated by Catia Chien, Panda Press 
2013 Longest Night by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Catia chien, Random House 
2013 My blue is Happy by Jessica Young, illustrated by Catia Chien, Candlewick 
2013 A boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz, illustrated by Catia Chien, Houghton Mifflin