Iris Xiao Lei is a freelance illustrator based in Beijing, China. She received her BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Inspired by science fiction and tattoo designs, Iris is interested in technology and how it shapes human society in the future. 

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For children's books, Please contact Wernick & Pratt Agency.

Clients include:

The New York Times/Source Book/PLANADVISER/Narratively/Chief Investment Officer/The Lily/Nob Hill Gazette/Modern Weekly/InStyle/Red Magazine/The INDY/Orimagi



2018 Illustration West 57, Editorial, Silver Award

2018 Creative Quarterly 52, Runner-up

2018 World Illustration Award, Book, Shortlist

2018 Communication Arts, Illustration, Shortlist

2015 3x3 Magazine, Honorable Mention



2019 Illustration West, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, US 

2018 World Illustration Award, Somerset House, London, UK

2018 Invitation Show, ISB Gallery, Providence, US