Illustrator in Residence

Soyeon Kim

During the residency, a children's book illustrator presents workshops, art activities and portfolio reviews for adults, teens and children. The Illustrator in Residence Program honours the memory of Illustrator Joanne Fitzgerald (1956-2011).

About Soyeon Kim

Portfolio Review Meetings

Book a one-on-one 30-minute online portfolio review with Soyeon Kim and receive feedback on your illustrations. Portfolio reviews are available on the Mondays October 4, 18 and 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For adults and teens.

To make an appointment, please contact with your preferred date and time.


Hear Soyeon Kim discuss topics important to aspiring children's book illustrators including the journey to becoming an illustrator, building and improving your portfolio and the process of illustrating children’s books. At the end of the month, join in as Soyeon hosts a live demo.

Class Visits

Soyeon Kim will visit classes virtually to lead fun illustration activities. Available to elementary (grade 2-6), high school and college classes October 1 - October 28.

Teachers and instructors, please contact to request a program for your classes.

More Art

See more of Soyeon's art on her website. Hear Soyeon talk about her inspiration and process by watching the video below.

Video courtesy of Owlkids Books

Explore and borrow books illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald

All Events

The Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program is a joint program of IBBY Canada, Toronto Public Library, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, and the Young Family.