Haiwa Wu

  • Illustrator
  • San Francisco / San Diego

An artist based in California, enjoys inventive ice cream flavors, compostable chapstick containers, and the Next Generation-era Star Trek

Haiwa has a great love for playful, whimsical characters. She creates art to delight viewers and tell stories. She puts thought into every aspect of design so her illustrations appeal and resonate with audiences.

Skills

graphiteinkwatercoloracrylicmixed mediaPhotoshopIllustratorInDesign

Experience

Character Designer at Fluffmoo Studioo

2018 – Present San Francisco, CA

Collaborate with tight-knit team to visualize characters and props for debut science-fiction mobile comic; create multiple design iterations, using feedback to hone character concept; meet monthly with entire studio to discuss progress and critique narrative, storyboards, designs; work alongside lead designer to establish style guide.

Illustration Student Representative at Academy of Art University

2019 – Present San Francisco, CA

Solicit student issues and relay concerns to administrators, participate in monthly meetings with school administration and other student representatives, work with students and administrators to implement initiatives, disseminate information back to concerned students.

Education

BFA Illustration at Academy of Art University

2015 – Present San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions

Student Scholarship Competition

Society of Illustrators New York, NY

piece selected from thousands nationwide as among the best student work from the year

Spring Show

Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

twelve pieces accepted into the annual student art exhibition

Spring Show

Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

three pieces accepted into the annual student art exhibition

Spring Show

Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

three pieces accepted into the annual student art exhibition

Awards

1st Place Director’s Choice, Academy of Art University

Barbara Bradley Appreciator Award, Academy of Art University