Nicholas Hong



His love for drawing began when he was a kid. He enjoyed expressing himself with his creative imagination through drawing tool and paper.

After first year of studying Animation program at Sheridan Institute, he found his calling in Concept Art for Animation. After receiving a BA in Animation at Sheridan Institute in 2013, he made first step into Animation Studios in Vancouver, Canada, working as a designer for clients such as Nickelodeon and Dreamworks TV for Netflix. In 2015, He had received Mentorship Award from Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in LA. In addition, working on Mural project for BC Children's hospital has also tremendous experience for him. These experience has encouraged him to continue to evolve and pursue his illustrative style that tells stories with warm mood and emotion. In 2017, he took an opportunity to move to Montreal and worked on Feature Animation project at Cinesite as a Visual Development artist. In November 2018, he founded Kooma Studio Inc. where he is currently working on fun and educational interactive app for preschool kids.

He appreciates every moment to be able to pursue creative projects that make people happy and bring positive energy for children and all ages.


2015 Summer LA Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator Mentorship Award