Joy Kim is an Illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration.

She enjoys capturing the beauty of everyday objects, people, and childhood memories through simple shapes and a clean palette. Ideas of the home and beauty in the mundane and simple routine of the everyday are often explored through her work. Her illustrations strive to convey such themes in ways that visually captivates viewers to see and appreciate the ordinary in a different light. She is excited in continuing to create beautiful illustrations in all areas from editorial, picture book, to visual identity and branding.

Her choice of mediums are gouache, pencil crayon, and digital. You can often find her sketching out ideas at local cafes, fuelling her creative energy with a cup in hand.

All inquiries and commissions can be directed to her e-mail.


Today's Parent

Studio Faculty


Sniff & Bark


Found You Magazine


JJ Bean Coffee Roasters X IMAGINE1DAY

The Watermill Project

Awards & Exhibitions

2019 Day to Day - Solo Exhibition and Pop - up Store at SORT

2019 Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition 61

2018 SAD MAG Green Issue Launch Exhibition

2018 THE SHOW at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2017 SPACE WARMING CRCP Students & Friends Exhibit



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