Sojung Kim-McCarthy is a Korean-born designer/ illustrator/ author based in UK. Majored in Visual Communication Design, she worked as the designer-in-chief for a leading children’s magazine in South Korea, as well as an art and design educator for children. She graduated with a distinction in her Masters 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.