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 an honorary ninth term before co-founding National Television, a design and animation company.  Brian's awards include the Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators and the Mentorship Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  He currently lives in southern California with his wife and young 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


Awards & Recognition

CBC Children's Choice Illustrator Finalist 2015
Society of Illustrators: Original Art 2014
Society of Illustrators 54: Silver Medal
3x3 Children’s Illustration Show
American Illustration 31 (Chosen)
SCBWI Mentorship Award 2012

Upcoming Books

Hooray for Today!

September 6, 2016
Author & Illustrator: Brian Won
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Books for Young Readers

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes

June 14, 2016
Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Illustrator: Brian Won
Publisher: Candlewick Press


Authors: Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson
Illustrator: Brian Won
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.