Forbes 30 Under (Art and Style) honoree
Society of Illustrators NY Gold Medalist Victo Ngai 倪傳婧 is a Los Angeles based illustrator from Hong Kong, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. “Victo” is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria – a leftover from the British colonization.
Victo Ngai is an award winning illustrator who as a young illustrator has met countless achievements, gaining recognition from publications such as Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators for her unique artistic identity. Victo has gained a reputation for consistently creating compelling art with complex and often beautiful visual narratives.
Hi-Fructose Magazine described Victo’s highly detailed artwork as, “Originally from Hong Kong, New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates action-packed artworks with an expressive approach. Her compositions are always spiraling and moving, engrossing the viewer…”
Ngai’s career in illustration took off as a young Artist.
Victo provides illustrations for newspaper and magazines such as the New York Times and the New Yorker; create storyboards and art for animations with studios like NBC and Dreamworks ; makes books for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Folio Society and Macmillan; and works on packaging and advertisement campaigns for Apple, Johnnie Walker, American Express, Lufthansa Airline and General Electric. Victo recently created illustration for A Desolation Called Peace Endpaper.
Victo Ngai has quickly gained a storied list of A-list clients.
ABRAMS, ACCDocket, ADIDAS Hong Kong, ai5000, aiCIO, This American Life, American Express, Apple, Audible, Avenue Magazine, Bank Simple, Big New Ideas, Black Dragon Press, Boston Globe, Buck, Bussolati, Cincinnati Magazine, Columbia University GSAS, ComputerWorld, Corporate Knight, The Deal LLC, Dellas Graphics, The Departure, Diplomat Magazine, DJI, Dreamworks, Earth Species Project, Family Circle, Flesk Publications, Folio Society, Foreign Policy, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Franke, Gallo Winery, General Electric, The Gift and the Wound, Gilbane Building Company, GuidePosts, HarperCollins, Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, Head & Shoulders, HHMI Bulletin, Holton Arms School Alumni Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, IMAX, Infiniti, International Herald Tribune, InTouch Magazine, Johnnie Walker, Johns Hopkins Health Review, Leo Burnett, Lerner Books, Liberty Magazine, Lincoln Motor Company, Lonely Planet, Lufthansa Airline, Macmillan, Marriott Alumni Magazine, McDonald’s, MetaLeap, Milk X, MODELO, Morgan Gaynin. Inc, Mixc World by CRland, MTA Arts and Design, Naughty Dog, Nautilus, NBC, The New Yorker, The New York Times, New You, Norton, NYU Bulletin, Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, PGA, Plansponsor, Plansponsor EUROPE, Planadviser, Plan-Net, The Progressive, Prophecy Wines, Reader’s Digest, RISD xyz, Rhapsody (United Airline) Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, ROTHCO, Runner’s World, Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Magazine, Scholastic, Scientific American, Scrubs, Shu China, Simon &Schuster, Six Red Marbles, Smithsonian Magazine, Somerset House London, St. Louis Magazine, Taiko Center of the Pacific, TinHong, TigerBeer, Tor Books, Treehouse Brand, Square Enix, Sundance Film Festival, Utne Reader, United Nations Postal Administration, Variety, Vegetarian Times, Village Voice, VQR, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WATERSHED, Whitewall, Wired, W.W.Nortons and Company. Victo has been art directed by many of the most respected and accomplished working art directors.
Work in Education
Victo has also taught at the School of Visual Art New York, the Illustration Academy and gives guest lectures and workshop at universities and conferences, this has become her favorite excuse to visit different cities. Victo Ngai has also been featured as a guest speaker for The Illustration Academy 2016 as well as Visual Arts Passage.
Victo shared wisdom and experience regarding process, career, and students learned how Ngai’s creative confidence began early in life.
Personal Life of the artist
Apart from drawing, Victo’s biggest passions are traveling and eating. She’s hoping that one day she will save up enough to travel around the world and sample all kinds of cuisines. See more Victo Ngai artwork here.