Lisa is an Author/illustrator who is keen to explore the topic of friendship, cultural identity and family with a quaint and quirky characters. Lisa is a peranakan, with a blend of Malay and Chinese background. She felt that she has a blended cultural identity.

As an illustrator, she has the privilege to have worked with Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish, World Vision International on International day of the girl campaign, Ladybug and Babybug magazine.

Lisa is represented by Hilary Harwell of KT Literary

Her most recent work is with 
1) Babybug magazine for January and February 2022 issue
2) Ladybug magazine, Fall 2021 issue,
3) World Vision International, International Day of the Girls campaign 2021

These collaborations have been successful, given her understanding of the importance of deadlines and communication. She is the winner of the CYA All Stars Illustration Award 2021, judged by editors and designers from Scholastic Australia. Furthermore, she was awarded the Bronze for the JIA (Japan Illustrators’ Association) Illustration Award 2020

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Working with Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish and Upwork

Embracing Creative Identity:

The Making of It’s All in the Sauce"


I had the privileged of working with Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish. In 2013, Kristen Kish became the first woman of color to win Bravo's "Top Chef" during the show's 10th season. I was chosen to be the illustrator for her guided culinary journal for kids.

Here is the story in how I was chosen.

Acclaimed chef, author, and TV personality Kristen Kish is on a mission to help kids go on the journey of self-discovery, using the medium that was so essential to her own path: cooking.

Through Upwork CoLab, she’s partnered with an experienced writer, illustrator, and integrated marketer to create a unique, guided culinary journal for kids, featuring cooking experiments to encourage self-expression and self-reflection through the art (and play) of cooking.

Episode 1|Illustrative Style That Simmers
Kristen introduces her mission-driven project and dives into building her dream team of independent talent. In this episode, she’s hunting for the perfect illustrator to bring her culinary journal to life. Find out who she chooses amongst the incredibly talented individuals and why, right here.



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