My Story

Hello!

Welcome to Zhangah Studio (pronounced zang – gah), home to the art of Angela Zhang.

That’s me! I’m an independent illustrator based out of Toronto, Canada and I draw to tell stories. Most often, these visual stories are infused with my personal experiences and sharing them is my way of connecting with people.

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Wonder, 11″ x 17″ Art Print – A remix of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that explores curiosity in a dystopian world.

I’ve been drawing since I was 4 years old.  My secret childhood past time would include scribbling wordless comics on the back of my mom’s PhD thesis drafts (which meant a lot of scrap paper). I would provide the characters’ voiceover for my audience of stuffed animals. It sure beat watching re-runs on TV in the 90’s.

Fast forward to the the present. My passion for art and storytelling has lead me to help individuals and businesses tell their stories through custom illustrations. I also continue to develop my personal art which I share on this blog.

Art in Service of Storytelling

It’s been said that every story has been told but it’s the retelling of the story from an individual’s perspective that gives it life and new dimensions. I’m deeply fascinated with how stories survive, to become reinterpreted and transformed through time and context. Our current social media landscape has changed the way stories are shared and this has opened up opportunities for independent creators and businesses alike.   

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I created the illustration seen on the Btown Bliss mug (left) for Arrow & Vine to tell the story of Brampton, Ontario. The business supports local artists by featuring their work on household products and gifts.

 

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been lucky to have worked with passionate clients in Canada, US and Europe to create custom artwork and designs for products, presentations and promotions. My versatility in creating brand-specific styles has allowed me to deliver unique visuals in real estate, fashion, book publishing and more.

If you’re interested in learning more about my illustration services, drop me a line at zhangahstudio@gmail.com.

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This is an illustration I created for HernestProject.com and appears on the “Confidence in Textiles” section of their website.  The background visuals comes directly from a video of the company’s warehouse. The illustration represents the Hernest Project’s commitment to transparency and sustainable production practices.

Other Ways to Support & Connect

If you’d like to support my creative endeavors directly, I have a shop on Society6 containing my best personal projects as well as a Patreon for a long term, collaborative comic project I’m illustrating.

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I illustrated the short comic ‘What the Water Gave Me’ written by Seth Greenwood, who has become my good friend and long term collaborator. It’s part of the Cosmic Love Anthology edited by Jennie Wood and published by Red Stylo Media. It was made possible by our awesome Patrons!

Most of all, if you just want to say hi and stay connected, you can find me lurking around Instagram and Twitter.

Hope to see you around 🙂

~ Angela

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