YiMiao Shih


Open to Opportunities

YiMiao Shih

Multidisciplinary Artist

Current Location

London, UK

YiMiao is open to new work opportunities

YiMiao Shih (b. 1985) is a London-based multidisciplinary artist, and is an associate lecturer of MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art and lecturer of MA Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication, UAL. She has a BFA in Fine Art from National Taiwan Normal University, and a MA in Visual Communication from Royal College of Art.

She investigates the definitions of drawing and illustration through diverse media including textiles, led by working innovatively with embroidery machines and hand stitching, to create contemporary ‘embroidery-drawing’. She also makes art with acrylic paints, mixed media and pencils. Her work often satirises contemporary culture and politics, as well as capturing the everyday mundane moments in life.

She held her first solo show Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit in London at the House of Illustration gallery in 2019 and has participated in group shows at Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London Transport Museum, Seventeen Gallery and Mall Galleries.

YiMiao is open to be commissioned on projects and personalised collaboration, and can provide her artistry vision and practice in artistic, commercial and editorial realm.

  • Brands YiMiao has worked with
    • University of arts london
    • Royal College of Art
    • M Industry London
    • Established & Sons
  • YiMiao's past titles
    • University Lecturer
    • Associate Lecturer
    • Visual Designer
    • Graphic Design Marketing Intern
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Part-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting


University of arts london

May 2022 - Present

Course planning, working with associate lecturers and course leader, assessments, interview panelist, student admission, portfolio review, tutorials, lectures, workshops.

Associate Lecturer

Royal College of Art

Oct 2020 - Present

Assessment, personal tutorial, group tutorial, workshop, teaching for MA Visual Communication students. Specialised in illustration and drawing focus discussion and workshop. Liaise with senior lectur...


M Industry London

Sep 2016 - Jul 2022

Work with art director for visual creation, including campaign, branding, collection design, social media content, illustration, painting, graphic design, website creation and maintenance, and technic...

Graphic Design and Social Media Internship

Established & Sons

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Working as in house intern designer responding to marketing & business development director. Assist marketing and branding activity. Creating new visuals that represent the brand and increase the effe...

  • Guest Lecturing


  • University Teaching


  • Visual Communication


  • Illustration


  • Drawing


  • embroidery art






Royal College of Art

Master Degree

Visual Communication

2013 to 2015

National Taiwan Normal University


Fine Art

2004 to 2008

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