Gi Myao is a painter and illustrator living and working in London.
Born into a military background family, her father is an Admiral of the Navy and both grandparents are Second World War heroes. "When I was three, I started to draw on the wall in my bedroom using mum's lipsticks, my mum freaked out and the very next day, a stack of white paper and colour pens appeared on my desk. My passion for drawing was discovered." Two years later Gi made an outstanding impression during a professional drawing class and became the youngest girl to ever enrol there. Since then she drew everyday and traveled the world with her sketchbook as her parents believes 'A journey of a thousand miles is greater than reading a thousand books'. Growing up, she was educated and trained at exquisite primary and secondary art schools in Asia and Europe and taught by prestigious professional artists, including Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Academy of Fine Arts Guangzhou. Gi had travelled the world and lived in many amazing places, at age 16, she travelled to Tibet and stayed six months alongside the locals, a journey she felt most proud of where she left her footprints and took away with life-changing memories.
After her Fashion degree in Central Saint Martins she began work as a fashion designer, print designer and sometimes brand consultant, until she decided to focus on fashion and style illustrations working extensively for international magazines and fashion houses.
Spring of 2011, Gi took 5 years off to focus on starting a family and raising her son.
Autumn of 2016, Gi launched an artful, independent online concept shop Rocket Shop London, bringing beautifully made and timeless clothing for like-minded women by simply selecting pieces she loves.
2002 - 06 Central St Martins School of Art & Design, BA(Hons) Fashion Design
2000 - 02 Central St Martins School of Art & Design, Foundation
2010 'Fashion Illustrations' Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2006 Winner - 'Nina De York Illustration Award' University of the Arts London
ILLUSTRATION NOW VOL 4, TASCHEN
BIG BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION, Batsford
THE NEW AGE OF FEMININE DRAWING, AllRightsReserved
SIMPLY PATTERN, Victionary
FASHION UNFOLDING, Victionary
FASHION WONDERLAND, Victionary
ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATION, Monsa
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
LAST DAYS OF DECADENCE
THE GLOBAL AND MAIL
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK
YING RUI CHILDREN ENGLISH, CHINA
LCX HONG KONG