Snow Warrior

PrizeFinalists in Illustrate (graphic)
University/SchoolSchool of Visual Arts
ArtistHandowin He
CreditMy Mentor: Professor Martin Salisbury

Snow Warrior weaves together a poetic fairy tale set in Snow World, which symbolically represents the Arctic. This children's book story, illustrated in an exquisite, beautiful style, targets 10-12-year-old children. Elena, a brave young girl who lives on the southern side of Snow World, perseveres in trying to save her animal friends on the northern side from the harshest conditions of climate change induced by human behaviors while the people there ignore the situation.

Handowin He is an award-winning author-illustrator based in New York City and Shanghai. Her inveterate YOLO spirit drove her to jump out of the brand marketing industry and into the illustration industry in 2019, where she quickly earned a prestigious list of illustration collaborations including brands, media, and children’s book publications. Handowin has a strong desire to create storytelling artworks in which spectators experience a whimsical world that is expressed through both her artistic talent and the funky sensibility of her soul.