Photography by Celine Kim

Hello!

I'm Justine Wong, a freelance illustrator based in Toronto and Tokyo. I am the creator behind the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of paintings for 100 meals discovered while I traveled Japan. I've since lived in Tokyo for a year and have the pleasure of illustrating in editorial publications, story books, and advertising campaigns in Canada and internationally.

When I am not illustrating, you can find me taking spontaneous flights across the world or baking sourdough bread at home with my two cats Kumo and Opal.

I am also a dedicated member of Toronto creative collectives Lunchroom and Makeshift Collective, where we practice and rebuild the ways we collaborate and grow together.

For any commissions or inquiries, please contact me at: hello@patternsandportraits.com

Selected Clients

AKQA Tokyo, Abokichi, Aeon Japan Ltd.Co, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Chicago Magazine, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, Glow, House & Home, Kyoto Journal, Literary Review of Canada, Lucky Peach, Monocle, On She Goes, Orange Coast, Peabody Essex Museum, Spinrite Yarn, That's Shanghai, The Cleaver Quarterly, The New York Times, The Vault, The Walrus, Today's Parent, Wieden & Kennedy, Westbank.


Exhibitions

"Between a rock and a hard place", 156 Studio, Toronto.

"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.

"No Hard Feelings: A Solo Exhibition by Justine Wong", Album Studios, Toronto.

"No Hard Feelings: A Solo Exhibition by Justine Wong", Possible Worlds, Ottawa.


Education

Bachelor of Design, Illustration & Graphic Design
OCAD University