Faculty / School of Media, Culture & Design

Alina Chau

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Animation

Alina Chau is an award-winning illustrator, an author and animator.

Alina received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.

Her publishing clients have included Chronicle Books, Scholastic, First Second, Albert Whitman, Simon and Schuster, Disney Publishing, Little Brown, and Immedium Publishing. The Nian Monster (Author by Andrea Wang), a picture book which she illustrated, received the 2018 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Children Picture Book Honor.

Alina’s whimsical illustration style has been highly sought after for various art exhibitions world-wide. Her lyrical watercolors have garnered her a devoted fan base and the accolades of her peers.

Alina  is currently developing her own children book publication and art projects.


MFA, University of California, Los Angeles