Jiaqi Zhou grew up with bedtime stories. As a kid, she was always fascinated by the stories as well as their amazing illustrations. Like most of the children who have grown up in China, Jiaqi was expected to be a successful lawyer or doctor. However, highly influenced by a well-illustrated Grimms’ Fairy Tale given by her mom as a birthday present, little Jiaqi dreamed of being an illustrator and character designer when she grew up -- and now she is! She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts in 2017 and currently she is a illustrator based in New Jersey.