Hello! I’m Ileana. I was born in Borneo, Malaysia, educated in Australia, and am currently based in Los Angeles as a designer and illustrator. In Spring 2016, I graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

I am currently on a quest to create work that has emotional resonance through the mediums of design and film. To do this, I sometimes draw upon my insatiable thirst for travel, my not so secret love of magic, and a deep passion for all things cinematic.

Questions? Comments? Inquiries? Send me a line: I’d love to hear from you!

E-mail: ileana.soon@gmail.com

Clients Include

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, GQ and Scientific American

Awards

2017 3×3 International Illustration Show No. 14 – Silver Medallist, 1 Merit, 5 Honorable Mentions
2017 World Illustration Awards – Shortlist (3)
2017 American Illustration 36
2017 Communication Arts 58 – Award for Excellence
2017 AOI The Prize for Illustration – London Transport Museum – Sounds of the City
2017 Society of Illustrators West 55 (3)
2016 Creative Quarterly 46 (7)
2016 3×3 International Illustration Show No. 13 (3)
2016 World Illustration Awards – Shortlist
2016 Tapirulan Illustrators Contest – Exhibition in Italy and Calendar
2015 Society of Illustrators West – Bronze Medalist
2015 Creative Quarterly Issue 41 – Winner
2008 The Economic Society of Australia Prize for Microeconomics

Education

2016 BFA in Illustration (Entertainment Arts),  Art Center College of Design – With Distinction
2009 Bachelor of Applied Finance, University of South Australia – Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation