Anais Lee(aka Hsin Yao Lee) is a New York based artist and illustrator from Taiwan. She is always fascinated by the beauty of nature which many of her inspirations often come from. Anais predominately works with colored pencil, yet also has developed a hand-drawn style in digital & mixed media. Her work features sweet animals, delicate flora and plants, food and kitchen, and hand-lettering, which appeared on greeting cards, stationery, books and products.

Besides art and illustration, Anais also has a passion for creative writing in her native language Chinese. She has been blogging and keeping journals for two decades. She had worked as a journalist and editor for publications and television programs in Taiwan. Anais is currently writing and illustrating her second book.

With the passion for knowledge sharing and inspiring others, Anais dedicates a large part of her time to teaching colored pencil art and digital illustration on multiple platforms, such as Teachable, YOTTA, and her YouTube channel.

If you’d like to discuss a project, have an inquiry about Anais’s art, please send an email to:

More about Anaïs

Selected Clients

Design House Greetings, Hallmark, Minted, Creative Teaching Press, Peaceable Kingdom, Yuan-Liou Publishing (Taiwan, 遠流出版社), Mascot Books,, Pearson Education Publishing, Pearhead, Ringling College Design Center, and various international and private clients.


  • 2011 Gold ADDY Award

  • 2010 American Inhouse Design Award from Graphic Design USA

  • 2010 Gold ADDY Award

  • 2010 CASE III Awards Program Special Merit

  • 2009 Gold and Silver ADDY Award

What Anaïs is currently working on