Robert Liu-Trujillo

Illustrator/ Storyteller

Oakland, CA, USA
My name is Robert Liu-Trujillo. I was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. I’m a visual artist, father, and a husband who employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling to tell tales. These tales manifest in a variety of forms and they reflect my cultural background, dreams, and political / personal beliefs. My motivation to do what I do is to unearth beautiful and un-told stories, to be a positive and nurturing influence on my son, and to honor my ancestors and family who worked so hard for me to be here. I love music, nerdy things, and can get along well with most people. I seek fun, ice cream, and justice.

I’m also a co-founder of The Trust Your Struggle Collective, a contributor to Rad Dad, and the founder of Come Bien Books.

Work Experience

Blood Orange Press

Children's Book Illustrator

Children's book illustration, character design
September 2015 - Present Oakland, California, United States

Oakland Public Library


Illustration and design for an Oakland Public Library annual report working with Gestalt Graphics
December 2015 - January 2016 Oakland, California, United States

Arte Publico

Children's book illustrator

Children's book illustration, character design, concept artwork for the book "A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday"
December 2013 - January 2015 Houston, Texas, United States

I Am Sausal Creek

Children's book illustrator

Children's book illustration, character design, concept artwork
December 2014 - February 2015 Oakland, California, United States

Rad Dad Magazine


Illustration for magazine cover, art direction
November 2013 - November 2015 California, United States

Sf Bay Guardian


Illustration for the 2013 Best of the Bay issue, widely circulated around the Bay Area. Created illustration and typography for the cover and several editorial sections.
August 2013 - October 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Mosaic Literary Magazine


Created fine art/illustration for the cover of Mosaic.
January 2013 - February 2013 Bronx, New York, United States


Parsons The New School For Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts-Illustration

I greaduated from Parsons with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. Check that off the "to do" list.
August 2007 - January 2010 New York, New York, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Fluent),


Childrens Book Illustration, Fine Arts, Typography, Character Design, Illustration, Portraiture, Production Design, Visual Development,