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. Gi started drawing at age 4. The following year, she made an outstanding impression during a professional drawing class and became the youngest girl to ever enrol there. Drawing everyday and wouldn't go anywhere without a sketchbook, her childhood was spent in Asia and Europe where she was educated and trained at exquisite primary and secondary art schools, taught by prestigious professional artists, including Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Academy of Fine Arts Guangzhou.
Accepted by Central Saint Martins aged 19. Graduated with First Class honours in Fashion Design. Winning the 'Nina De York Illustration Award' in the University of the Arts London.
She began working 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.
This website was relaunched in September 2016. Gi also launched her online concept shop, Rocket Shop London.
Gi is now a proud working mum. :)
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