Yukai Du, a UK-based Chinese-born illustrator and animation director, has been refining her unique style in both still and moving images since graduating from Central Saint Martins London in 2014. Inspired by the contrasting aesthetics of Impressionism and Brutalism, she has developed a distinct approach, especially in color use, a shift triggered during her time in London post her education at Guang Zhou Academy of Fine Arts.
Yukai's bold colors now define her work, attracting clients like Adobe, Apple, and TED Talks. Her talent has garnered her several international accolades including a D&AD New Blood Wood Pencil.
Yora - Global Pawprint
With her inimitable style, Yukai Du creates this breathtaking film for YORA, a sustainable pet food.
LUSH Cosmetics - Christmas Collection
From in-store animations to customers' shopping bags, Yukai's playful style enveloped Lush's stores for the 2017 holiday season.
An Anthology Vol. 2
Inspired by a trip to Iceland, Yukai Du turned her dreams, ideas and musings into her second "Anthology" series.
Lyft - Earth Day
Yukai's vivacious style is a breath of fresh air for Earth Day.
MTV - Alone Together
MTV's campaign, Alone Together, is about connecting with people about a few basic, but important, tenants of life in the time of Coronavirus.
TED - How Small
This is what happened when scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an "empty" area of the sky near the Big Dipper.
WePresent - Tell Me About Yourself
Whether it’s an interview or a pitch we’ve all heard those four little words – tell me about yourself.
Nike - In-Store Installations
Yukai Du collaborated with Nike on a whimsical set of characters and animations for their store in Battersea, London.