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Dongni Wei

Dongni is an illustrator from China, based in Beijing for now. Her first children’s picture book The Forest Dress-up Competition (2017) won the 1st Sunflower Picture Book Competition-Promising Award in 2016. Her work was recommended by the AOI and the Bookseller at 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

After 1.5 years study at Cambridge School of Art, bold and vibrant colours become her typical style. In her extraordinary stories, there always are some brave characters, which are the ways to show early age children to solve some problems. The technique she used arranges from mixed media to screen printing. She is interested in the storytelling based on journey, interactive children’s book design and how colours work in children’s picture books.

Dongni likes traveling and often gets inspiration from her trips. She is very keen on doing adventures as well. Anything new she’d like to try and experience.


Shortlisted for the Creative Conscience Awards 2021

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Selected Illustrator for the 2021 Bologna Book Fair, part of “The Children-Spectators” exhibition.

Merit Award for ‘Mr Moon’ in the 7th Hiii Illustration International Illustration Competition Non-commercial Category.

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Longlisted for the AOI’s World Illustration Awards 2020 in the Exploration Category with ‘Somewhere’.

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