Haana Yoo

Illustrator based in Irvine, California

I was born in Frankfurt Germany, where I spent a wonderful childhood indulging in the country's rich content for kids, from picture books to story cassette tapes, puppet theaters and TV shows.

After moving back to South Korea with my family, I received formal education in visual arts at an art middle school and high school before returning to Frankfurt to study fine art at the Staedelschule. It took me two masters degrees - one in fine art painting and one in media arts - to realize that my passion was in illustration, especially book illustration and visual story telling in general. 


In the meantime life somehow led me to the U.S, where I'm currently living and working as a freelance illustrator and trying to realize my dream of becoming a professional children's book artist.


If you are curious about what's currently on my work desk and take a peek behind the scenes, please visit me on my social media platforms. :-)