Charlene Chua spent her youth growing up in Singapore, where she divided her time between drawing, reading comics and failing her Mandarin classes. She started her working life in 1998 as a web designer, and went on to become a senior graphic designer, web producer and interactive project manager, with companies like Ogilvy Interactive and The Gate Worldwide. She decided to pursue illustration as a career in 2003, eventally moving over to full-time illustration in 2006.
Since then she has worked with clients from North America, Europe, Singapore and Australia on a wide variety of illustration projects. Her work has appeared in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ Illustration West 43 and 45, American Illustration Tribute, and Ballistic Publishing’s Exotique 4, as well as several other art books. She illustrated the children’s picture book Julie Black Belt for Immedium Publishing, and the short story Eidolon for Image comic’s Liquid City anthology.
In 2007 she moved to Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two cats. Her latest work reveals a gorgeous full page and spot illustration for Penthouse’s December 2009 issue.
Special thanks to Marc for the tip-off.