Illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist Wensi Zhai was born in Beijing, China but has been living in Helsinki, Finland since 2009. Holding a double MA in arts she firstly graduated in Visual Communication from Center Academy of Fine Arts in China and later went on to study Environmental Art at Aalto University in Finland.
In Finland, she started creating her art, which took its starting point in small visual diary entries expressing the thoughts, emotions, and energy that couldn’t be put into words.
“Art makes me happy, and I can see that I am able to share some of this happiness with others – Which makes it even better”
Throughout her years working as an artist Wensi Zhai has been doing graphic design, visual art, book designs, and editorial-, packaging- and advertising illustrations.
In 2018 she co-founded Shanghai Children’s Picture Book Research Center and has both curated and participated in exhibitions in United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Estonia, Finland, and China.
Wensi Zhai is inspired by “… beautiful nature, imperfectness and my spiritual intuition.”