Yinfan Huang’s Art is Playful and Naïve

Yinfan Huang is the only artist in her family. Born and raised in South China, she came to the US to study illustration when she was only 22. Now based in NYC, she works as a freelance illustrator, creating whimsical art for children’s books, magazines, brands, and institutions around the world.

Aside from that, Huang also busies herself making hand-crafted, quirky ceramic homewares, accessories, and illustrated paper goods for her online store, In Fun Handmade, drawing comics of her life in the Big Apple as a foreigner, and playing with her adorable tuxedo cat, Sesame. A busy life, to say the least.

“Art plays a crucial part in my life, and now it’s hard to separate it from my life and work,” she told Ballpit Magazine. “Art makes me a more sensitive and empathetic person, and making art makes me feel I have a purpose.”

Playful and naïve, her illustrations by Scandinavian and midcentury design, as well as Huang’s love of bold colors and simple lines and shapes. Mostly drawn in colored pencils, her creations are vibrant and eye-popping. “I hope my art can make people smile, laugh, feel connected, and understood,” she says. “Art is such a powerful thing and I hope to use it to touch people and change the world, even just a little.”

Enter her delightful worlds in the gallery below.