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Rita Tu is an ordinary person who dresses like a plastic bag and cannot stop collecting stuff. She finds and gathers textures from paper and innovative tools from the garbage. She loves exploring ideas from her life and experimenting with different methods or materials to tell the story in an expressive way. Usually, she combines hand-drawn elements with Photoshop to create her works to maintain the beauty of hand-drawings with the flexibility of digital arts. She is enthusiastic about animating her illustrations and thinks motion is another language for artworks to express feelings and thoughts to the viewer. 

Both her illustrations and motion works have won awards from the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3X3, Communication Arts, International Motion Art Awards and The Young Ones ADC.

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Shows & Awards

2017

3X3 Illustration Annual No.14 | Merit

China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair

CCBF 2017

The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017 Annual

SCAD On the Move Exhibition, GA

SCAD Illustration Anthology 2017

Hiiibrand Awards 2017 | Merit

2016

SCAD Paper Works Exhibition, GA

SCAD Small Works Exhibition, GA

2015

Savannah College Art & Design, Academic Scholarship

2014

Jiangxi Normal University, “Fu Bao Shi” Scholarship

Solo Exhibition, China, Nanchang

2019

The Young Ones Awards| Portfolio |Golden

The Young Ones Awards | ADC | Golden

The Young Ones Awards | ADC | Bronze

AI-AP | International Motion Art Awards 7

American Illustration 38 | Chosen Online Winner

Communication Arts | Illustration Annual 60

3X3 Illustration Annual No.16 | Merit

The Applied Arts Awards

2018

Society of Illustrator | Illustrators 61

3X3 No.15 | Student Show| Silver

The Young Ones Awards |ADC |Bronze

AI-AP | International Motion Art Awards 6

Spectrum25

ICON10 | Motion Commotion 2018

iJungle Graphic Design Awards 2018

2nd Little Hakka International Picture Book Award

Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018 (finalist)

ILUSTRATE 2018 (finalist)

CoMotion 2018 (finalist)

Communication Art Awards (finalist)


Experience

2017

JiangXi TV Station |Freelance Art Director

Personal Wedding Invitation Card | Designer

SCAD | Teaching Assistant

2016

Poploquize Exhibition | Collaborate Animator

2015 - 2019

Freelance Illustrator & Animator

2019

COINK Branding | Illustrator & Animator

插画与设计平台讲师 | Online Class Teacher

2018

日知图书 Book Publishing | Illustrator

Delicatea VI Design | Art Director

<Sanctuaries: A New Life> | Credit Designer

SCAD | Teaching Assistant