Monica Liaw is an illustrator, designer, and can tell stories in five languages. She has a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, and received her Masters in Illustration at the Elisava School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona. Monica grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, then spent much of her time in other cities such as Providence, Boston, Tokyo, and Barcelona. She is currently based in Shanghai. Monica’s inspirations come from all over; from traditional Japanese music, ballroom dancers, to old Italian uncles and dogs she meets on her travels. When not making art, you can catch her singing on her bike, jamming, or struggling gleefully at various dance classes. She uses mixed media to create her illustrations, combining watercolor, pastel, collage and digital tools.