Xindi left behind a small city in China to realize her dream of being a published artist. She has travelled thousands of miles to study, live and work in New York. Xindi received her BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in 2013 and has since worked as an illustrator for the gaming industry and children’s media. Having always wanted to illustrate children’s books, she buried herself in countless books and drawings, collecting them even today. Xindi is the illustrator of Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree by Sandy Shapiro Hurt, the Craftily Ever After series by Martha Maker and the Itty Bitty Witch by Trisha Speed Shaskan. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dreams about having a puppy in the near future.
I love to observe the mundane in everyday life and translate insignificant moments into heartfelt illustrations. I believe all artwork, no matter what the medium or subject is, should aim to connect with the audience emotionally. My love towards Sherlock Holmes stories growing up heavily influenced my art. Sherlock would draw broad conclusions from minute observations. Like sherlock, I create narratives around similar small moments with careful attention to lighting, color palettes, and details, enriching the story with various layers of discovery. My aim is to incorporate diversity and positivity in all my work. I hope my artwork drives the audience's attention away from everyday stress and provides a moment to appreciate the innocent beauty around us.