Illustrate by

(Poan Pan)

Poan‘s work celebrates the movement and warmth of humanity,
capturing the essence of awkwardness in everyday life!

Poan Pan is a Taiwan-based freelance illustrator known for whimsical illustrations with a soft palette and coloured pencils. After graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Graphic Communication Design in 2021, he has been working as a freelance illustrator.

His work celebrates the movement and warmth of humanity, capturing the essence of awkwardness and quirkiness in everyday life.

Resonating with daily life's awkwardness, his illustrations reflect the quirks and nuances of human posture and movement. He inspires viewers to embrace their uniqueness and find joy in unexpected moments. With an optimistic colour palette, he conveys the magic of humanity, inviting others to appreciate the beauty in our imperfections.

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Selected Clients

Adobe, The Atlantic Re:think, Cubitts, Grammarly, The New York Times, WePresent, Weekendavisen, The New Statesman, Politico EU, Neue Narrative Magazine, Like the Wind magazine, Sojourners, RICS Modus(SUNDAY Creative), The Bulletin Magazine(RCSLT), and The Markup.

The Key Visual Design for:
(1)Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival 2022
(2)2024城市跑庫文化運動會(Taipei, Taiwan)

- Winner, D&AD New Blood: The Portfolios 2024
- Merit Award (Self-Promotion Category), iJungle Illustration Awards 2021
- Finalist , Healthy Scepticism Film Festival 2020
Featured(Click the title to read the content)

- 設計之星設計師訪談:Poan(Interview), Transform Design, 2023
Illustrating in Photoshop with Poan Po-An Pan, Adobe Live, 2023
An Interview with Poan Pan , Cubitts, 2023

Mentee Spotlight: Poan Pan, Ben O’Brien, 2022
Porträt der Woche: Poan Pan , PAGE, 2022
- Po-An Pan's illustrations share the 'warmth and awkwardness' of what it means to be human, Creative Boom, 2022
- Intervista illustrata| Poan Pan in 5 disegnini, Artwort, 2022
Illustration with Poan Pan, Whos Flying The Plane, 2022

- Back to Normality - il ritorno alla vita ordinaria secondo Poan Pan, Artwort, 2022
AOI Mentorship 2022: Introducing Poan Pan, AOI, 2022
Creative Value#2Fuse, 2022

- Degree Show, University of Arts London, Virtual, 2021
- Selected, House of Illustration x Central Saint Martins #IllustratorAsJouurnalist, 2019


BA  Graphic Communication Design
Central Saint Martins, UAL
October 2018 - June 2021

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
London College of Communication, UAL
September 2017 - May 2018

BA Applied Foreign Languages
Shih Chien University, Taipei
August 2012 - June 2016