About

Cam Anh Nguyen is a watercolor illustrator. She creates a loving world grounded in nature, and seeks to resonate deeply with viewers.

Her portfolio includes work for VNA Heritage Magazine, Animals Asia, Red Cross Vietnam, Kim Dong Publishing House, and numerous private commissions. Cam Anh's work has been displayed at Goethe Institut Hanoi, The Royal Over-Seas League London, and Manchester School of Art’s Vertical Gallery.

Currently residing in Vietnam with her family and three cats, Cam Anh spends her free time drawing short comics in the 4 KOMA manga style, reflecting her thoughts and daily life with her loved ones.

Photo by Phan Dan

Experience

Illustrator, Kim Dong Publishing House (2020 - Present)

Illustrate articles for the publisher’s New Year collections and other children’s books, including folk tales, non-fiction, and poems.

Illustrator, Animals Asia (2016 - Present)

Illustrate various print materials to raise awareness about bear bile farming in Vietnam.

Worked as a Concept Designer in the animated video "No Bear Left Behind" in 2021, which received the ''People's Choice Award'' at the Smiley Charity Film Awards 2023.

Illustrator, Vietnam Women Publishing House (September 2021 - January 2022) Illustrate book covers.

Production Designer, KMM Production House (November 2018 - December 2020)

Concept and design filming set for commercial video.

Illustrator, Dolphin Vietnam Investment and Technology (2017 - 2018)

Produce illustrations for an English teaching app and manage design interns.

Illustrator, Heritage Magazine, Vietnam Airlines Inflight Magazine (2015 - 2018)

Illustrate Folk Tale Section: Hansel and Gretel (2018); The Tale of Ki Cung River (2017); Who Will Buy My Scallions? (2016); An Encounter With Fairies (2015).

Red is Luck (2019)

The painting focuses on red, considered a lucky color in Vietnamese culture. The more I became aware of animal welfare issues, the more I realized that what we humans celebrate and consider ‘luck’ could be precisely the worst nightmare for animals.

Skilled & Qualification

Languages: Vietnamese (Native), English (Conversational)

Independent Courses: Mentorship Program (The Illustration Department); Certificate in Botanical Illustration (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh); Watercolor and Concept Design (Schoolism); Illustration (School of Visual Storytelling).

Education

Hanoi FPT Arena Design School (September 2014 - July 2016)

Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Art (September 2010 - Jun 2013)

Group Exhibitions

The Return of the Spoonbill Sandpiper (2023) - An exhibition at The Royal Over-Seas League, London displaying the works of 15 Vietnamese artists.

BIG - Book Illustration Gallery (2022) Virtual gallery by AFCC - Asia Festival of Children's Content

Bóng Dó (2022) Art show of modern applications on Dó paper, Goethe-Institut Hanoi - Vietnam. Organized by Ngo Duc Dó paper and Ra Rieng Prints

Award

The Welfare of Animals Used in Festivals (2019) Organized by Animals Asia Foundation, Winner for the painting "Red Is Luck."

I am a member of The Illustration Department

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