Yifei Deng was born in Tianjin, China. Even as a child, with an innate curiosity, she has studied painting, visited quite a few art exhibitions and enjoyed many documentaries and books on art history and museums. Her journey to pursue an artistic career began at that time.
Yifei majored in Illustration with a minor in Art History at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), absorbing the strong artistic atmosphere of the campus. She took many professional courses and became proficient in art history, art theory, and humanistic studies. Her illustrations are influenced by Chinese art, history, mythologies, and fairytales.
Yifei is interested in creating illustrations spaning from book illustrations, editorials, children’s picture books, and book cover design. Her illustrations embrace historical and cultural topics in a narrative way.