Yukai was commissioned by Lyft - a service that matches drivers with passengers who request rides through a smartphone app, and passengers pay automatically through the app, to illustrate and animate a beautiful GIF to coincide with Earth Day.

View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 24 April 2017

Exploring ten separate stories of human ingenuity and meet the scientists whose discoveries have shaped the world we live in. See in ten simple steps how the creation of numbers led to the digital revolution, and discover the ten amazing reinventions of the wheel, from the simple log rollers of early man to the machines of the Industrial Revolution and modern engines and turbines of today.

A beautifully illustrated and engaging new book by Yukai Du, Published by Wide-Eyed Editions and written by Lisa Jane Gillespie is now available to buy here.


Posted: 20 March 2017

MP Arts illustrators, Jamie Jones, Yukai Du, Adam Avery and Greygouar were invited to take part in the GuardianLive SEAT event - each illustrator produced a series of bespoke assets that were animated and used as backdrops for various speakers at the event which took place on the 27th Feb.

Posted: 28 February 2017

Check out Yukai's charming new personal shelf series! View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 30 November 2016

Brand new illustration from Yukai Du for Net Magazine - accompanying an article about GIF designs in the latest issue.

View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 8 November 2016

Brand new work from Yukai has been added to her glowing portfolio, updates include work for Royal Academeny Magazine, Easyjet Magzine and a new personal series of images inspired by the streets of Brighton!

View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 4 October 2016

Yukai is feature in the latest issue of the popular in-flight magazine, the illustration was created for the Viewpoints on Business Tech section.

View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 5 September 2016

Yukai's work can be seen in the latest issue of Fast Company Magazine - her kinetic style lends itself to a story about Tesla, and the new generation of cars in the USA.

View Yukai's full portfolio here.

Posted: 17 August 2016

Yukai's portfolio has been updated with a selection of great new work, updates include work for Adobe, Modus Magazine & BVCA Journal.

View Yukai's full portfolio here

Posted: 26 July 2016

Yukai Du created a wonderfully charming and vibrant set of images to accompany an animated lesson for TED-ed all about plant communication - 'can plants talk to each other?'

Watch the full lesson here. View Yukai's full MP Arts portfolio here.

Posted: 5 May 2016



MP Arts is the sister agency to photographic counterpart Making Pictures. We currently represent 30 leading image-makers, designers and illustrators.

We develop, nurture, and maintain lasting careers for our artists through high production standards, curating quality portfolios, encouraging exceptional artistic and personal projects, and providing a platform through which to identify, direct and facilitate commercial work. MP have a team of 8 industry specialists to guide and manage our artists careers.

We understand the changing face of the visual industry – offering a forward thinking approach combined with an ability to create fully integrated campaigns through new media.

Our aim is to extend our passion and enthusiasm for representation beyond photography, and widen our horizons to new and existing platforms, audiences and clients. The development and creation of our roster has taken time and care - please contact Tim Higgs if you would like to discuss a project or commission one of our illustrators.

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MP Arts is a division of Making Pictures.

For more information on the photographers that we represent, please visit the Making Pictures site and blog.