Rose Wong

  1. conceptual/narrative
  2. bio
  3. work process

Rose Wong is a Chinese-American illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BFA in Communications Design with an emphasis in Illustration from Pratt Institute. She frequently contributes to The New York Times, and has honed her skills in conceptualizing complex ideas into simple visuals. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration and in 2019, she was awarded a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for her short form comic Okay Okay.

Client List

The New York Times
The New Yorker
Buzzfeed
Bloomberg Businessweek
MIT Technology Review
TED Radio Hour
Narratively
The Atlantic
The Commonwealth Fund
Washington Post
Starbucks
The Wall Street Journal
NBC News
Metropolis Magazine
Audubon Magazine
Variety
Man Repeller
Institutional Investor
Breathe Magazine
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Shopify
Toggl
Medium
Eater
Science Friday
Nautilus
Chief Investment Officer
Barron’s
John Hopkins Health Review
California Sunday Magazine
Departures
Broadly
Oh Comely
Storycorps
The Dodo
Fishs Eddy
Simon & Schuster
Penguin Random House
Harpercollins
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Once I get a prompt, I roughly sketch out the first things that come to mind. Sometimes I am immediately on point but other times I do more research and look for references that will make my ideas stronger. Then I refine my sketches, 3 concepts or so, in graphite and send for review. Once I get approved, I finish the piece in Adobe Illustrator. Working in vector gives me a lot of freedom in creating color and composition variants and if need be, allows me to make edits quickly.

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