Ami Shin 


Ami Shin is korean illustrator based in Ulsan, South Korea.

She loves traveling and she is mainly inspired by many different cultures. Since she was a child, she has been mainly interested in drawing patterns and detailed things. She graduated from  Cambridge School of Art in 2015 and went onto win the AOI award for new talent 2016. She has published Mice in the city: London and Mice in the city:New York and Mice in the city:Around the world. She would always enjoy creating imaginative method and characters through images. 










MA Children's book illustration Cambridge School of Art 

BA Illustration&Animation Kingston university (First Class Hons) 







2019, Moscow international bookfair 'Image of the book', Diploma, Moscow, Russia 


2019, BIBF(Beijing international bookfair) ananas illustration, Finalist, Beijing, China 


2019, Applied Arts Magazine, young blood entire illustration winner, Toronto, Canada(Whole series books of Mice in the City)


2019, 3x3 Illustration picture book show Annual No.16 Merit, New York, US 


2019, Children's spectators: the selected illustrators, Bologna Bookfair, Bologna, Italy (Mice in the City:London) 


2018, Concurso Internacional de Álbum Ilustrado 'Biblioteca Insular de Gran Canaria, finalist, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain  


2018, 3x3 Illustration picture book show Annual No.15 Merit, New York, US 


2017, Autori di immagini Annual 2017, Bronzo, Milan, Italy 


2016, Concurso Internacional de Álbum Ilustrado 'Biblioteca Insular de Gran Canaria, finalist, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain   


2016, Silver award for Global Voice of Future generations children's competition  partnership with United nations 2016, UK                                                                                                                                                                                                     

2016, Children's book new talent category winner, world illustration award 2016 by Association of Illustration(AOI) , London, UK


2015, Ronald Searle Award shortlisted. 


2014 , Macmillan Prize Highly commended, London, UK 


2010, 3rd Prize, LG Hazzys, Seoul, Korea


2009 , Illustration, First Prize, design, Claudio Association foundazion Buziol,Venice, Italy







2019 Themed exhibition, Bologna bookfair, Bologna, Italy(Mice in the City:London &Mice in the City:Around the World)
2019 Children-Spectators, Teatro Testoni Ragazzi(La Baracca Testoni), Bologna, Italy 
2018 Chen Bochui Exhibition in Shanghai international bookfair, Shanghai, China 
2017 Annual 2017, Laboratorio Formentini per l'Editoria di Milano, Milan, Italy
2017 Seoul Illustration fair, Coex, Seoul, Korea
2017 Aberystwyth Arts Center, UK
2017 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK
2017 Roe Valley Arts, Limvady, UK 
2017 UWTSD swansea, UK
2016 Somerset House, London,UK  
2015 MA Children's Book Illustration Graduation Show: Exhibition in the Ruskin Gallery, London, UK 
2015 MA Children's Book Illustration Graduation Show: Exhibition at Candid Art Trust, London, UK
2014  Illustration for Macmillan prize for children's book illustration 

Exhibition in The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK


2012  Collaboration art of 'This is a public art' Sejong center, Seoul, Korea


2009 D&AD New Blood ,Earls Court, London, UK 


2009 Fresh Meat, Shoredich town hall, London, UK


2009 BA Kingston show One/OFF, Kingston, UK  













Mice in the city: Around the world (Thames and Hudson, 2018 August)  
Mice in the city:New York (Thames and Hudson, 2018 February)  
Mice in the city: London ( Thames and Hudson, 2018 February )
Draw it! Colour it! Creatures : With over 40 top artists (Macmillan children's book ,2015 September) -Contributor 
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2010 - present

2010 - present