Sojung Kim-McCarthy is a British designer/ illustrator/ author originally from S. Korea. She worked as the designer-in-chief for a leading children’s magazine in Korea, as well as an art & design educator for children. She graduated in her Master’s degree from Arts University Bournemouth in 2012 with her research in human skin and body image in art. “The Blue Boy,” a picture book she wrote and illustrated during her study in MA, was selected as a highly commended piece of work in 2013 by the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book. In 2015, her work was longlisted for Book Illustration Competition by House of Illustration.