Hello, my name is YuTing Cheng a.k.a Charlize. I have always been aware of my tendency to visualize what’s on my mind, which can be philosophical or just a day-dream. I started writing diaries at the age of 12 and it was there that I cultivated an inner space alongside my growing interaction with the world that lies outside. I experienced my inside world in a subjective way, free of external conditioning; and what emerged from this was my imagination and creativity.
Born in Taiwan, but received the main part of my education in England since I'm 14. In 2010 I completed my first degree in BA Philosophy from the University of Bristol, which not only trained me to be logical but also to always think outside the box. But 'thinking' alone wasn't enough if I wish to contribute to the ever-changing world, I enrolled myself in the Master program in Children's Book Illustration where I acquired a hand-on skills of what I am instinctively good at: design and visual communication. I have enjoyed communicating through sequential images and at the same time aim at achieving a sense of aesthetic pleasure through design. But most importantly, my natural urge in telling stories since I was young is the main source of motivating my narrative illustration. I believe it's not only the skills that define the success of an artwork, but it's the little extra that takes it far!