Diandian is a Chinese designer, illustrator and author for young children.
Diandian studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes in 2016 and arrived in Brussels in 2017 where she began her studies in illustration at the Academy des Beaux-Arts. During her studies, she experimented several techniques: drawing, acrylic, bookbinding, etc. She also studied various methods to tell stories with her own illustrations and texts. She has indeed created the story of a rabbit who tries to pull out a carrot but doesn’t always succeed and that of a nice bear who helps a fish find its sea. Her stories are often funny and touching with a poetic and philosophical look.
In 2019, she left for the University of Arts in London. There she discovered another pedagogy enriched by exchanges and openings. She experimented with different printing techniques such as woodcutting, metal engraving and silkscreen printing. She also discovered new illustration methods such as collage. Diandian returned to Brussels in 2020 to complete her diploma’s project. Her book The Bear and the Little Green Thing will be published in 2021 in Australia with Berby Publishing.
She always remains close to her child’s soul and particularly appreciates cute and spontaneous drawings. She loves to exchange with children and encourages them to experiment and develop their ideas. These moments of sharing are also a source of inspiration for her. One of her greatest missions is to nourish children’s imaginations through her books.
Languages : FR – EN – ZH
“Always listening, inspiring children and being inspired by them.“