Freda Chiu is a Sydney-based freelance illustrator and educator at The University of Technology Sydney. 
She is inspired by her love of childrens picture books, indie comics, horror movies and good stories.

She currently works across a range of applications including book and editorial illustration, festival graphics and retail. 

When Freda isn't scribbling away to meet deadlines, she enjoys reading news and books of all sorts to find inspiration.
She also takes great pride in her ever-growing children's picture book collection. 
Freda is currently open for commissions and collaborations.

Puffin Books UK, Turia Pitt, The Galeries, Spring Court, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Penguin Random House, Penguin Lantern, Emerging Writers Festival, Google, Sony, University of Technology Sydney, Vice, The Lifted Brow, The Snacks Quarterly,  Sydney Harbour Federation Trust


2017- Present 
 Tutor and Lecturer at the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney

Teaching Responsibilities

BA Design in Animation
Animation Studio: Foundations in Animation Design (82220)

BA Design in Visual Communications
VC Illustration 1: Media and Techniques (88304)
VC Illustration: Editorial Illustration (88504)


Kids Comic Workshop, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery


Solo Shows

2017 The Other Art Fair  
2016 "Mr Kite's Open Mind", Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale
2015 "Tiny Terrors", Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya, Sydney (Jul 3-25)

Group Shows

2017 "Memento Mori", In.cube8r Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne  
2016 "HUMAN 3.0", Ambush Gallery, Central Park Sydney
2015 "Heroine" Group Show, Good Space, Sydney
2014 Alphabet Show- TWENTY SIX, The Tate, Sydney
2014 "Art Wank 2" Group Show, Curated by Cupco The Tate, Sydney
2014 Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Zine Fair
2013 UTS Visual Communications Graduate Show, Mclemoi Gallery
2013 Hysteria Magazine Issue Two Launch, The Black Penny
2012 Cake Wines Archibottle Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Cake Wines Pop Up Bar, Chippendale
2007 Art Express Exhibition, The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Live Painting

2019 Spring Court Shopfront Window Mural, The Galeries
2018 The Winter Garden, Sydney
2017 The Other Art Fair


2018 Emerging Writers Festival Interview
2017 Ball Pit Magazine Interview
2017 Lost at Eminor: LAEM Sessions-Live Drawing and Interview with Freda Chiu
2017 Lost at Eminor: LAEM Sessions- "Freda Chiu Explains her Creepy Cute Style"
2016 Snacks Quarterly
2016 Minicomics of the Month Club 2015-16: 5 Questions with Freda Chiu
2015 TINY TERRORS: Art Talk With Freda Chiu (Interview with Lynn Nguyen) 
2015 Australian Infront: "TINY TERRORS" 
2015 Collected Works Magazine, Featured Artist (published soon) 
2015 Eight Magazine, "Featured Artist of the Week",  June 3rd-10th
2015 Design is Kinky 
2013 Lost at Eminor, "(Wonderfully) Disgusting Illustrations by Sydney Artist, Freda Chiu"
2013 Australian InFront, "Tasteless Tuesdays: Freda Chiu"
2013 The Loop, Featured Project in December 2013

2014 "MoVida Solera" by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish (Internal Map Illustration and Typographic Headers for Penguin Books) 
2014 Applied Arts Magazine November/December 2014 Awards Issue
2014 The Empty Annual 2014, Empty Magazine
2013 Hysteria Magazine Issue 2 (Perspectives)
2013 Stupid Krap Red Book (Hosted by Analogue/Digital and Blurb)

2014 Australian Design Biennale Student Awards Finalist
2014 Applied Arts Magazine Student Awards Winner (Complete Illustration Category)
2013 Stupid Krap Red Book Art Prize Finalist (Hosted by Analogue/Digital and Blurb)
2012 Cake Wines Archibottle Competition Finalist

2014 Graduated with First Class Honours in B Design in Visual Communication and B Arts International Studies (Japanese Major), University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
2012 Sapporo University, Hokkaido