Feel free to contact me at zzx.jow@gmail.com  

or find me on instagram @howaboutacheesecake

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Jo Zixuan Zhou is a freelance illustrator from China. "Jo" derived from the pronunciation of her Chinese name Zhou.

Now based in New York, she had her BFA of Illustration from School of Visual Arts. For two years, Jo worked in the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Her illustrations are inspired by strong shapes and colors and she's always looking for new ways to explore and improve her images.

Aside from arts, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends or just a sunny day in the cold NYC winter. She's been to 15 countries and the number is still expanding...


New York Times/ The Washington Post/ The Atlantic/ Toggl/ FCB Inferno/ Thought Co./ Lifewire/ The Balance/ TripSavvy/ The Spruce


2019 - Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Finalist

2019 - 3 x 3 International Illustration Award Merit Winner

2019 - The Batsford Prize International Category Shortlisted

2018 - Speedball New Impressions winner, Intaglio/Etching Second Place


2019 - Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship, New York

2019 - Speedball National Printmaking Showcase, Davis Gallery, Sawtooth, NC

2018 - The Haves and Have-Nots, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York 

2018 - Constellations, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York

2018 - HOPE Competition, SVA Westside Project Space, New York

2017 - Friends and Students of Bruce Waldman, Patricia J. Wynne and Maceo Mitchell, New York

© 2020 by Jo Zixuan Zhou.