My name is Yihan Jiang. Before coming to study in the UK, I divided my time between Beijing and Hong Kong. Although I studied biology as an undergraduate, my real passion has always been for illustration and storytelling. The MA course in children’s book illustration has given me the opportunity to develop my talent in new ways. I have discovered ways to express my ideas in relief printing and etching which are the media that best represents my voice. I draw inspiration from my scientific interests, from reading and from life in general. Apart from my work in fiction, I also enjoy doing pop-up books and my background in science has boosted my interest in creating non-fiction picture books too.