Maya P. Lim is a brand designer, illustrator, and writer in San Francisco.
Inspired by her love of children’s books, Maya left a parent-approved path in science to pursue a career in design and writing. Maya’s clients have included Landor & Fitch, Seth Godin Productions, the California Academy of Sciences, and The Nature Conservancy. Her writing has been published in Adobe Create, Communication Arts, CreativePro, InDesign Magazine, HOW, and PRINT Magazine.
Maya holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English Language & Literature and Environmental Studies from the University of Chicago, where she wrote her thesis on the ecological impacts of publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She also holds a Master of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University, where she received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the semester-long writing courses she developed and taught as a graduate student.
Maya is a first-generation Asian American from Oregon, where she grew up surrounded by hazelnut orchards. Her ancestors are Cambodian and Chinese, though her parents were born in Laos and South Korea (each in immigrant households themselves).
When not making art, Maya is probably reading, hiking, or smiling at dogs. She has yet to do all three at the same time.