Building bridges and telling stories from Toronto to Tokyo - a limitless venture.

Let's create magic together. Say hello at patternsandportraits (at) gmail (dot) com


I'm Justine Wong, a full-time freelance illustrator based in Tokyo, originally from Toronto. Also the creator of the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of 100 paintings of my meals throughout Japan.

I am also a dedicated member of Lunchroom, a creative collective and co-working space based in Toronto where we practice and learn new ways to rebuild the way we cook and eat together.

For any commissions or questions, please contact me at:


Selected Clients

Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes, Lucky Peach, The Walrus, Aeon Japan Ltd.Co, Literary Review of Canada, Glow, Ace Camps, Abokichi, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, That's Shanghai!, Kyoto Journal, House & Home, Hong Kong Food Crawlers, Bento Box, Uncle Tetsu.


"21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study of Japanese Cuisine", Album Studios, Toronto.

"No Hard Feelings: A Solo Exhibition by Justine Wong",
KAISU Hostel, Tokyo.


Bachelor of Design, Illustration & Graphic Design
OCAD University