John S. Dykes + Nicole Xu | USC Dornsife Magazine

John S. Dykes + Nicole Xu | USC Dornsife Magazine

John S. Dykes and Nicole Xu both created illustrations for USC Dornsife Magazine’s Fall 2019/ Winter 2020 issue. John illustrated a map for the article “Happiness Around the Globe,” and Nicole created three illustrations to accompany the article, “Happiness Across the Life Span: Not a Slippery Slope after all.” See more of John’s work here. […]

Nicole Xu | Carolrhoda Books

Nicole Xu | Carolrhoda Books

Nicole Xu illustrated the picture book All of A Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing written by Chris Barton and published by Carolrhoda Books. This emotional story follows the healing process of an elm tree that survived the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. The tree represents the journey of […]

Inktober 2019

Inktober 2019

Every October, artists around the world dedicate themselves to drawing every day for an entire month. This challenge, called Inktober, gives illustrators the chance to freely test new styles, draw unexpected subject matter, and get to know their community. This ambitious project is admirable to attempt as a busy freelance illustrator. Keep scrolling to take […]

Nicole Xu | The New York Times

Nicole Xu | The New York Times

Nicole Xu created an illustration for the New York Times op ed  article “No Quick Fix for Childhood Grief.” The project was art directed by Jim Datz. See more of Nicole’s work here.    

Nicole Xu | Plansponsor

Nicole Xu | Plansponsor

Client: Plansponsor | Description: New watercolor illustration by Nicole Xu titled, “Borrowing from Oneself.” Check out Nicole’s portfolio here    

Nicole Xu | Hazlitt

Nicole Xu | Hazlitt

Client: Hazlitt | Description: Nicole created a beautiful watercolor illustration for Hazlitt’s short story, “The View from the Top of the Stair”. Check out Nicole’s portfolio here