Joanne Liu

Joanne Liu studied Graphic Design in the United States, but she currently lives in Hong Kong. In 2018, she received a special mention from the 2018 Bologna Ragazzi Book Awards for her first children’s title, MY MUSEUM—a wordless picture book that follows a young museum-goer as he wanders the hallowed halls of great museums and discovers many great artists, such as Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Johannes Vermeer, and Piet Mondrian. A companion title, MY CITY, followed in 2019. It is the story of Max, who is asked to mail a letter for his mother. As he walks around the city searching for a mailbox, he discovers interesting things everywhere. All around him, adults hurry on their various errands, too busy to appreciate these wondrous details. MY CITY is a book about discovering the small joys and colorful details of everyday city life. Joanne's next book is MY HEART GROWS, coming from Simon & Schuster in 2022. The tender novelty board book shines a light on all the ways a parent’s love for their children grows more and more each day.

My Museum
My City

My Heart Grows (Simon & Schuster, December 2021)

2019 AOI World Illustration Award shortlist
2018 Bologna Ragazzi honorable mention (My Museum)


acrylic, markers, scanned paper textures, and Photoshop