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JO ZIXUAN (周子璇) is a freelance creative currently pursuing a Graphic Design MFA at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, US.

She graduated from School of Visual Arts, with an Illustration BFA in 2019 and is currently transitioning from illustration to Graphic Design. Her work spans across branding, typography, UI/UX, traditional print, illustration and teaching. She's always looking for ways to reimagine and break the boundary between different discipline to maximize the fun in creativity.

She also enjoys printmaking, ceramics, gardening, bird-watching, teaching, traveling, and so much more.

One half of the Illustration Roundtable.

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2022 - Society of Illustrators 65 Annual
2021 - Communication Arts 63 Winner
2020 - Hiiibrand Jury Award
2020 - American Illustration 39 Winner
2020 - Society of Illustrators Annual
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

2023 - eMotion, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven
2023 - Sino-German Illustration Exhibition, HISMOON gallery, Suzhou
2021 - NO SAMPLE Risograph Exhibition, Fujian
2021 - NO SAMPLE Risograph Exhibition, Xi'an
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