Growing up in Hong Kong, Isabella Kung would spend hours prowling through the library; creating her own narrative for every one of her stuffed animals; and drawing over all her textbooks… Anything to make her dull concrete world more colorful.

It is no surprise she gravitated towards the world of Children's Books. After graduating with a BFA from Academy of Art University in Illustration, she continues to live in San Francisco with her two cats and her husband. She has since illustrated for Cricket Media, P&B Publishing Group, Committee for Children, 826 Valencia and Ree Stickers.

Outside the world of publishing, Isabella is an adjunct instructor and has shown her original artwork at galleries in California, Spain, and Singapore.

Isabella has recently won the Silver Medal in the Illustration West 56th, accepted into Spectrum 25, featured on the cover of SCBWI Bulletin (Spring 2017 issue) and won Portfolio Best in Show at the SCBWI 2016 Golden Gate Conference. Her illustrations have received accolades from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators (NY & LA), Spectrum Fantasy Art, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, and SCBWI.

When she isn't working in her studio, you can find her doodling in her sketchbook, taking Martial Art classes (only a beginner but loving it) or cuddling up with her furbabies and husband indulging in their favorite shows.

You can check out what she is up to on Instagram @isabellakungill or Twitter: @isaberryk

Isabella is represented by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. For Children’s book inquiries, please email her at

For commissions or inquires about purchasing original artwork, you may contact Isabella at:

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