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,與英國愛丁堡大學插畫碩士學位。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,除了是專職插畫家和包裝設計師外,也經營同名品牌,研發各式生活小物。


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Bonheur Cookie(小小幸福手作烘培食事), CityCafe, Film Holic(釀電影), GoShare(睿能數位), Guppy Inclusive(孔雀魚普惠科技), IDN girl, Irene's Handmade Dessert(Irene手作甜點), KitchBot(麒趣科技), KKday(酷遊天), The Secret(謐謐), Uni Le Cafe(左岸咖啡館), Uni Sunshine(統一陽光豆漿), Yu Pudding(厚布丁) , 814popsicle(814大同冰店) 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/UX Design Intern, AJA Creative Design