Sojung Kim-McCarthy is a Korean-born illustrator/ designer based in UK. She studied Visual Communication Design for BA, and graduated with a distinction in her MA from Arts University Bournemouth in 2012. “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.