Brenda Chi was born in Los Angeles (SGV) and was raised by sitcoms and cartoons. She focuses on making art that shines a light on Asian American stories and experiences. Her personal goal is to make work that can elevate all BIPOC, to empower and inspire others. She’s also a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in animation, educational illustration, and apparel consumer products.
She also loves drawing her two one-eyed cats, Compton and Lychee. You'll often find her with green hair, sipping Horchata!
👩💻 Previous Clients:
Sanrio, Netflix, FX, Fiat, Atlantic Records, Pizza Shark, The Standard, We Are Uprisers, Irvine Spectrum Center, Admerasia, LA Chinatown, Chinese American Museum, Melody Ehsani, Hot Topic, Starburns Industries.
📄 Published in:
“New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei” with writers Jeff Yang & Keith Chow, a comic anthology of Asian American life--credited as comic artist and writer.
"History Is Colorful: A Coloring Book of Asian American Pioneers" with Admerasia, Immigrant History Initiative, and #IAmNotAVirus-- credited as Illustrator.
#HateIsAVirus art book fundraiser as Illustrator. Guide for AAPI art, distributed to college campuses nationwide.
Chinese American Museum: "Asians in Hiphop" Zine as Illustrator.
NBC News Asian America, Asian American Comic Con, Giant Robot, The Many Voices of Mark Hamill - DesignerCon, The Auction of Many Things: A D&D Themed Art Show - Titmouse Studios, Eat More Art Out 8: Next Stop, The Twilight Zone - Titmouse Studios, Pussy Strikes Back - Titmouse Studios, Canto Cutie, Homeroom (University of Washington), USCape (USC), #HateIsAVirus, LB Zine Fest, LA Zine Fest, SFV Zine Fest, Skylight Books in Los Feliz, East West Shop in Chinatown, Chunky Paper in Chinatown, SingTao Newspaper