Dr Dong is the Senior Lecturer at UCA, helping to lead MA Illustration course. She was awarded a practice-based PhD at Cambridge School of Art, looking at using the physical form of the book-object as narrative language.
Dong has worked in illustration and design industry since 2010. My clients, including China National TV station, Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd.(Japan), The Salariya Book Company (UK), China Children’s Press & Publication Group etc. I also collaborate with the largest publisher in China, Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd. to assist illustrators and designers in getting their books published and editing their work.
My academic career started in 2018, worked as a visiting lecturer and designed the picturebook-making course taught at Communication University of China and Beijing University of Technology - Gengdan Institute.
I also founded the picturebook studio - ‘32 Pages’, the first private picturebook studio providing a picturebook-making course in China.