Joey Chou

Joey is the 2019 recipient of the Wonders of Childhood Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline making work for young children.


Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and grew up in Southern California. After Graduated from Art Center College of Design with illustration degree, he has been working as Visual Development artists in feature and TV animation for the past 10 years. He is currently working at Sony Picture Animation. He has worked on films such as The Emoji Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, Cloudy with chance of meatball 2 animated shorts, Surfs up 2, Kung Fu Panda: legend of awesomeness and more. He has worked with studios such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Cartoon network, Paramount, Sony, Netflix and many more.

Joey is also known doing illustration work for children's book such as "It's a small world", "Say What", "I'm a Ballerina little golden book", "Monster and sons", "B bear and Lolly series", working with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Chronicle books, Random House, Disney Press, HarperCollins. His graphic sense of style is influence by many great illustrators from the 60s such as Mary Blair, Miroslav Sasek, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Ezra Jack Keats.