About

Nicole Xu is a freelance illustrator who was born in

Shanghai, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and is now based

in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Rhode Island

School of Design with a BFA in illustration and is

represented by Rapp|Art.



Feel free to contact her at nicole@nicole-xu.com


Clients Include

  • The New York Times

  • NPR

  • The New Yorker

  • Time Magazine

  • The Washington Post

  • The Intercept

  • US Holocaust Museum

  • Scientific American

  • Lerner Publishing

  • The Globe and Mail

  • Stanford Magazine

  • USC Magazine

  • BYU Magazine

  • Purdue Magazine

  • Dallas Magazine

  • Bloomberg

  • The Atlantic

  • The Economist

  • The Verge

  • Plansponsor

  • Hazlitt

  • VICE

  • Buzzfeed

  • NBC News

  • Longreads

  • The Walrus

  • Spectrum

  • Stella Magazine

  • Living Hyphen

  • Nautilus


Awards / Recognition

  • American Illustration 36, 37

  • Society of Illustrators 60, 61

  • Society of Illustrators Student Show 2016

  • 3x3 Magazine 2016