Jieni Kao (CHIA-YI KAO) is a Taiwanese illustrator (mostly specifying in watercolour) and foodie. She has a BA in design and an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her works are often in a warm and bright colour range with elements of desserts, travels, daily life and love stories. Currently based in her hometown, Hsinchu, she is fully into illustrating a variety of stories for a range of clients in design and packaging markets. She also specializes in custom illustrations inspired by clients’ experience, stories and photographs.

Jieni Kao (CHIA-YI KAO) ​是一位來自台灣的插畫家和美食記錄者。擁有設計學士學位,與英國愛丁堡大學碩士學位,主修插畫。她的繪畫風格明亮清透且溫暖,主要使用媒材為水彩,並從美食、旅行、日常以及愛情故事中汲取靈感。目前居住在自己的家鄉新竹,除了是專職插畫師和包裝設計師外,也經營同名品牌,研發各式生活小物。


For commission inquiries please feel free to email her at kaochiayi1202@gmail.com


Bonheur Cookie, CityCafe, GoShare, IDN girl, Irene's Handmade Dessert, Kitchbot, KKday, The Secret謐謐,  814大同冰店, 孔雀魚普惠科技, 統一陽光豆漿, 左岸咖啡館, 釀電影, 厚布丁 and more.


2016-Reddot Award: Best of the best

2016-TRANS-ACTION: Gold award

2016-TISDC: Honorable Mention

2016-Young Pin Design Award: Nomination

2012-Nationwide Students’ Picture Book Creation Award


2019-ECA Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK

2019-Bookmarks: Artists’ Zine Fair, Edinburgh, UK

2016-Young Designers' Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan


2019~2020-Visual Designer, KKday

2017-UI/UX Design Intern, Yahoo

2017-UI Design Intern, AJA Creative Design

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