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 working in editorial, book, advertising, and as a campaign manager.

When I am not illustrating, you can find me studying Japanese and listening to jazz with my two cats Kumo and Pebble. 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, inquiries, or just to say hi(!), please contact me at: hello@patternsandportraits.com


Selected Clients

Orange Coast
Spinrite Yarn
That's Shanghai
The Cleaver Quarterly
The New York Times
The Vault
The Walrus
Today's Parent
Wieden & Kennedy
Westbank

 

AKQA Tokyo
Abokichi
Aeon Japan Ltd.Co
Canadian Living
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street
Glow
House & Home
Kyoto Journal
Literary Review of Canada
Lucky Peach
Monocle
On She Goes





 

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