Tram Nguyen Illustration

I am an award-winning illustrator based out of Chicago, Illinois. Selected clients include: Lucky Peach, Cherry Bombe, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, and The Washington Post. I was recently included in American Illustration 35, a collection of the year’s best pictures.


My book, Pen & Palate: Mastering the Art of Adulthood, with Recipes (Grand Central Life & Style) was released this year. It’s a food memoir that I illustrated and co-wrote with my writing partner, Lucy Madison. You can find it on Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local bookstore.


tram nguyen Pen and Palate book illustration