Hello, friend! When I was young, I was so addicted to drawing that my brother would exploit me by selling me copy paper for 3 dollars a sheet. Now he is an economist and I am a starving artist. I also wonder how I had the money to buy such expensive drawing paper.

I am an illustrator working out of Chicago for most of the year and Taipei over the winter. 
I am proudly represented by Emily Van Beek at Folio Literary for book illustration. Please reach out to her directly at emily@foliolit.com for any book inquiries. You can also reach me at juliaskuo @ gmail.com.
I have illustrated the following books:  
Distillery Cats (2017), Ten Speed Press / CROWN PUBLISHING 
The Sound of Silence (2016) , Little, Brown and Co. / HACHETTE BOOK GROUP 

The Curious Artist: Drawing Trees and Leaves (2016), Quarry Books / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING 
Go, Little Green Truck! (2016), Farrar, Strauss and Giroux / MACMILLAN PUBLISHING

How To Get Dressed (2015), Ten Speed Press / CROWN PUBLISHING
20 Ways to Draw a Shoe (2015), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
Daisy and Josephine (2014), Paula Wiseman Books /SIMON AND SCHUSTER
The Thing About Luck (2014), Atheneum Books / SIMON AND SCHUSTER
20 Ways to Draw a Dress (2014), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
20 Ways to Draw a Cat (2013), Quarry / ROCKPORT PUBLISHING
Everyone Eats (2012), SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream (2011), Little, Brown and Co. / HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Notable clients include: Science Friday, New York Times, Fendi, State Farm, TransAsia Airways, Broadly / Vice, Mr Porter Mag, Cleveland State University, Access Contemporary Music, Hyphen Magazine, Edible Cleveland, Edible Ottawa, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, American Greetings, Tiny Prints, the Home Shopping Network, JoAnn's Fabrics.
Press
Gold Award Winner - by Claire Green - Parent's Choice Awards. June 15, 2017
“Katrina and Goldsaito and Julia Kuo: All the Wonders, Episode 355” - by Matthew Winner - All the Wonders Podcast. May 5, 2017
“Best of 2016: Picture Books” - by Matthew Winner - All the Wonders Podcast. December 19, 2016
“Best Picture Books of 2016” - by Minh Le - Huffington Post. December 15, 2016
“The Best Children’s Books of 2016” - by Maria Popova. Brain Pickings. December 12, 2016
“Best Books of 2016” - Boston Globe. December 7, 2016
“NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2016’s Great Reads” - NPR. December 6, 2016
“Best Picture Books of 2016” - Kirkus Reviews. November 21, 2016
“Calling Caldecott: The Sound of Silence– by Minh Le – The Horn Book. October 4, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books – by Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner and Mary Quattlebaum – The Washington Post. September 27, 2016
"The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life" - by Maria Popova - Brain Pickings. September 8, 2016
“Book Chat with the Illustrator: Julia Kuo – by Alvina Ling – LB Books. August 23, 2016
The Sound of Silence’ traces a boy’s listening tour of Tokyo – Nicole Lamy – The Boston Globe. August 8, 2016
“Calling Caldecott: 
The Sound of Silence– by Julie Danielson – Book Page. August 2, 2016
“Kirkus Review: 
The Sound of Silence– Kirkus Reviews. May 4, 2016
Meet Me in the Woods” – by Emily Potts – Neenah Paper Blog. July 17, 2015

State Farm: Next Door Community Stories – Julia Kuo” – Next Door Chicago. July 5, 2015
State Farm: Next Door Community Stories – Preview” – Next Door Chicago. February 2, 2015
Sneak Peek of Cleveland Public Library’s Newest Library Cards” – by Sarah Valek - Cool Cleveland. September 3, 2014
Literary Lots – Creating the Aquatic Lot” – The Library as Incubator Project. July 25, 2014
"Take the Edge Off: 59 National Parks in Miniature" - by Emily Potts - Moo Cards,, November 15, 2013
Book Review: 20 Ways to Draw a Cat” – by Teoh Yi Chie – Parka Blogs, October 12, 2013
Literary Lots: Please Dream a Million More” – by Julia Kuo – The Library as Incubator Project, August 22, 2013
"People: One Minute with Illustrator Julia Kuo" - by Chris Smyth - Creative Arts Network, August 8, 2013
Artistically Speaking” – by Rebecca E Parsons – Blog Talk Radio, June 2, 2013
An Interview with Julia Kuo” – by Rachel Corbett – How to Pickle a Sweater, May 15, 2013
Fall Board-Book Round Up” – by Pamela Paul – The New York Times, October 10, 2012
Julia Kuo at WMC Fest 2012” – by WMC Fest, July 27, 2012
Artist Julia Kuo has helped us rediscover our town: My Cleveland” by Grant Segall – The Plain Dealer, July 2, 2012
Bangstyle Featured Artist: Julia Kuo – Cleveland” by Kelsey Herman – Bangstyle, May 14, 2012
Rich Sommer, ‘New to Cleveland’ and Jason Schossler” on Around Noon by Dee Perry, NPR Ideastream, April 19, 2012
Painting a Neutral Character” by Nicole Stempak – Dumpling Magazine, February 13, 2012
Julia Kuo’s Visual Diary” by Rory O’Connor – Shaker Life, Feb/Mar 2012
Through the Eyes of Illustrator Julia Kuo” by HoChie Tsai, TaiwaneseAmerican.org, January 30, 2012
The guide ‘New to Cleveland’ is smart, elegant, and self-published” by Karen R. Long, The Plain Dealer, January 8, 2012
“Day by Day” by Jennifer Holton, Cleveland Magazine, August 2011
” ‘Next to Normal,’ Brandi Carlile and ‘100 Days in Cleveland’ “ on Around Noon by Dee Perry, NPR Ideastream, June 8, 2011
Sketches capture Cleveland’s best side: Connie Schultz” by Connie Schultz – The Plain Dealer, June 5, 2011





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