Meet the Artist

Photo: Buffy Goodman

Emily Chu
/ Illustrator & Visual Artist /

Emily Chu is an award winning illustrator. Born in Beijing, currently resides in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Canada).

By day, Emily works as a full time freelance illustrator, contributing to commercial clients and magazines. Her clients include Telus Storyhive, Reader's Digest, Maclean's Magazine, Eater, Citadel Theatre, the City of Edmonton, to list a few. Emily's work has been selected by illustration competitions such as 3x3 Contemporary Illustration Professional Show and Applied Arts. For illustration inquiries, please visit her website:  



Edify Artists At Work (2022)
Global Edmonton Chinatown Greetings Feature (2021)
Edify Feature September Issue (2021)
City of Edmonton #RestlessYEG (2021)
EAC #Iamyegarts (2021)
Global News Edmonton Interview for #StayhomeanddrawYEG (2020)
CBC Radio EdmontonAM Interview (2020)
Global News Feature #OnLocationYEG (2019)
CBC RadioActive Interview #OnLocationYEG (2019)
Women in Canadian Design (WICD) Interview (2019)
Gifted Gift Catalog, by Edmonton Made (2018)
EAC Grant Recipient Interview (2018)
Avenue Magazine Edmonton Artist Interview (2018)
Where Magazine Featured Artist Spotlight (2017)
That's So Maven Podcast Interview (August, 2017)
Rosa & Lilium #GetReal Interview (March, 2017)
HYMN Graphic Novels / Kickstarter Funded (2015)



Tix on the SquareGlass Bookshop / Little Plant Shop / Majesty and Friends
The Curated. Shop (Edmonton City Centre & Calgary Southgate) / Wildcrafted Merchantile (Salmon Arm, BC) / Audrey's Books