Photo by  Sharon Kanes

Brian Won wore many hats as a busboy, shoe salesman, library shelver, art director, and designer before making children's books. His debut book, Hooray for Hat!, is published by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

A Chicago native, Brian graduated from California’s Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. Brian's awards include the Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators and the Crystal Kite from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  He currently lives in southern California with his wife and son.

For children's book inquiries, please contact Rubin Pfeffer.
You can also email me hello(at)
Instagram: bwon1
Twitter: bwon1

Selected Clients

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Random House
Scholastic Inc.
Candlewick Press
Workman Publishing
Paula Wiseman Books
Crocodile Creek


Awards & Recognition

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2016
Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award 2016
Society of Illustrators: Original Art 2016
CBC Children's Choice Illustrator Finalist 2015
Society of Illustrators 54: Silver Medal
3x3 Children’s Illustration Show
SCBWI Mentorship Award 2012