• Carmen Mok is an award-winning illustrator with prior experience in product design, hand-lettering and graphic design. After studying studio art at University of Waterloo and design at Sheridan College in Canada, she decided to dedicate herself to children’s illustration. She is the illustrator of Grandmother’s Visit, written by Betty Quan, and Waiting for Sophie, written by Sarah Ellis. Grandmother’s Visit was selected as the picture book honor title of the 2018-2019 Asian/Pacific American Award, and made the 2019 short list for the IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award. Carmen received the SCBWI Canada East People’s Choice Award for Illustration in 2017 and the Exceptional Portfolio Award and the Storyteller Award in 2018. 

    Her works have been published in children’s books and magazines across Canada and the U.S., as well as in greeting cards, stationeries, and home accessories. Significant clients such as Tundra Books (Penguin Random House Canada), Kids Can Press, Groundwood Books, Owlkids Books, Greystone Books, Usborne Publishing (UK), HarperCollins Canada, Running Press Book Publishers, Pajama Press Publishing, D’eux, Nimbus Publishing, Highlights Magazine, Owl Kids Magazine . ChickaDEE Magazine . Chirp Magazine . American Airlines Publishing Today’s Parent Magazine and Pottery Barn Kids.

    Carmen is represented by her agent Emily van Beek from Folio Jr.

    To view her full design collections, please visit her portfolio at carmenmokstudio.com.


  • I believe life achievements come from hard work, and opportunities always come to people who are well equipped.  I live and breathe in arts and design. It’s beyond self-expression. To me, my artwork is a natural means of expression. They are also my thoughts and views of life.  In turn, arts & design enhances my quality of life.

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