Yunyi Dai is a Chinese illustrator based in New York City. She has been traveling across the country since 2019 with the NPR Next Generation Radio creating editorial illustrations as the Lead Project Illustrator. She recently earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Illustration as Visual Essay Program.

As a storyteller and a visual solver, Yunyi is passionate about creating Editorial and Publishing Illustrations. She wants to help people tell their stories through unique conceptual solutions.

Illustration by Yunyi Dai

Artist Statement

“Yes, Mother” is a series of images depicting the psychological traumas and anxieties of growing up. In a sparsely lit gothic mansion filled with rooms of strange apparitions and sinister furnishings, a young child tells an unsettling story of her everyday life. But it is not the house that is haunted, it is something much closer.

Illustration by Yunyi Dai