Yao just completed an impressive spread for this week’s Entertainment Weekly Fall Preview (below), portraying three eccentric pop stars– Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. The theme was ‘Mothers of Reinvention’ which was a perfect premonition to Miley’s ‘interesting’ performance at this year’s VMAs. This was Yao’s first time illustrating a spread and she was thrilled to incorporate her signature elements in this bold editorial piece.
YAO XIAO: OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
Yao earned her BFA at the School of Visual Arts where she developed a passion for graphic novels and narrative art. Yao’s real strength is storytelling.
The recent double-page spread for the Robb Report depicts the upper class in China embarking the global consumer train.