Happy Drawings for Happy People

Meet Gee Fan Eng, the award-winning illustrator based in Malaysia behind Minifanfan, whose mission is to spread happiness through her wonderfully stylized illustrations. With her motto, "Happy Drawings for Happy People"​,​ Gee Fan creates work that not only inspires but also speaks to the heart.

Gee Fan's first children's picture book, Frida Kahlo, a part of the Pequeña & Grande series, has achieved tremendous success, with multiple reprints and translations into over 20 languages. Her work has been recognized by prestigious organizations like the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Magazine, World Illustration Awards, Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly, Hiii Illustration, and more.

While Gee Fan creates most of her art digitally, she is also a maker with a passion for crafting unique pieces using materials like polymer clay, fabric, shrink plastic, and more that highlight her versatility and creativity. Whether working with digital tools or by hand, Gee Fan's creations are infused with her distinctive style, which spreads happiness and leaves a lasting impression.

Gee Fan's art not only delights the eyes but also spreads joy and brings smiles to people's faces. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her work shine through in every piece she creates, and she is always open to collaborations and commissions, allowing her to showcase her unique style and creativity in new projects. You can find Gee Fan's products available for purchase on her website, minifanfan.com, as well as on her Etsy shop. To inquire about commissions, collaborations, or just to say hello, you can reach her at hello@minifanfan.com.

Founder of Minifanfan
Co-founder of Meet The Kawan


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Education
'Drawings and Tales' Workshop with Jesus Cisneros / 2020
Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections For Home Décor, online course, led by Lilla Rogers Studio / 2016
Associate Degree in Art and Design Major in Visual Communication, full scholarship, New Era College / 2008
Selected client list
Threadless / Bros / Chatime / Libresse / Tattyoo / IKEA Malaysia / Drypers Thailand / Alba Editorial / Stabilo / Black Room Theatre & Illustration / Mollie Makes Magazine / Ana Tomy
Awards & recognition
Merit Award & Finalist, Hiii Illustration 2022 International Competition, China / 2023
Honorable Mention, 3x3 International Illustration Professional Show No.20, United States / 2023
Merit Award & Nomination, Hiii Illustration 2021 International Competition, China / 2022
Merit Award & Honorable Mention, 3x3 International Illustration Professional Show No.19, United States / 2022
Longlisted, World Illustrations Awards, United Kingdom / 2022
Selected, Illustrators 64 exhibit and book, Society of Illustrators, United States / 2021
Honorable Mention, 3x3 International Illustration Professional Show No.18, United States / 2021
Longlisted, World Illustrations Awards, United Kingdom / 2021
Selected, The Children-Spectators, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy / 2021
Shortlisted, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 62, United States / 2021
Winner, Creative Quarterly No. 62, United States / 2020
Honorable Mention, 3x3 International Illustration Professional Show No.17, United States / 2020
Merit Award, 3x3 International Illustration Professional Show No.16, United States / 2019
Third Place, The Great Manuel António Da Mota Foundation Award in BIISA, Portugal / 2019
Represented Malaysia in Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia / 2019
Shortlisted, Cultural & Creative Award 文創精品獎, Taiwan / 2019
Shortlisted, Golden Pin Design Award, Taiwan / 2018
Winner, Cultural & Creative Award 文創精品獎, Taiwan / 2018
Publications
Mali ljudi, veliki snovi: Frida Kalo, Školska Knjiga / 2020
Mali Wielcy. Frida Kahlo, Smart Books / 2020
Van Klein Tot Groots: Frida Kahlo, De Vier Windstreken / 2019
Petite & Grande Frida Kahlo, Kimane Editions / 2019
Frida Kahlo : Little People, Big Dreams. Deutsche Ausgabe, Insel Verlag GmbH / 2019
Små folk, STORE DRØMMER. Frida Kahlo, Gyldendal Noruega / 2018
小小孩大梦想《弗里达·卡罗》, 青岛出版社 / 2018
Frida Kahlo - Kücük Insanlar ve Büyük Hayaller, Marti Yayinlari / 2018
Meninas Pequenas, Grandes Sonhos: Frida Kahlo, Nuvem de Letras / 2018
Little People, Big Dreams: 프리다 칼로, Dahli Children's Books / 2018
Фріда Кало. Маленьким про великих, KM Books / 2018
Små Människor, Stora Drömmar. Frida Kahlo, Pagina Publisher /2018
Frida Kahlo (Små Mennesker, Store Drømme), Forlaget Albert / 2018
Piccole Donne, Grandi Sogni. Frida Kahlo, Fabbri Editori / 2017
פרידה קאלו - קטנות גדולות, Zeltner Publishing / 2017
フリーダ・カーロ リトル・ピープル、ビッグ・ドリーム, 六耀社 Rikuyosha Ltd / 2017
Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo, Frances Lincoln Children's Books / 2016
Petita & Gran Frida Kahlo, Alba Editorial / 2015
Pequeña y Grande Frida Kahlo, Alba Editorial / 2015
Featured
Making Art From The Heart, The Sun Daily / 2022
插画家 Minifanfan 天马行空的斑斓世界,光华日报 / 2021
Minifanfan全职插画,立足大马、打响国际声誉,CITYplus FM / 2020
The Flow Journal - The Joy of Making Lists, Flow Magazine / 2016
Flow Magazine / 2016
Neocha / 2016
Weekend Cheoks / 2014
Gumball / 2013
Frankie / 2012
Babiekins Issue 9 / 2012
Edison Rex / 2011
Page Thirteen / 2011
Loco For Local by Pikaland / 2011
Studio Sweet Studio / 2011
Mint Magazine / Sept 2011
Pipit International Creative Issue 4 / 2010
Curatorial projects
Co-Curator for Bad Taste: An Illustration Exhibition — Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 2022
Co-Curator for Hey, I Am Here Group Exhibition — Johor Bahru, Malaysia / 2017
Solo exhibition
Eye JuiceLikethiz1601, Seoul, South Korea / 2023
Harder Better Faster Stronger — Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 2022
Group exhibition
2023 Mapping Exhibition 'The Children-Spectators', Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy / 2023
Wake Up! Spring Exhibition 有春天四季主题插画展 — Shanghai Library East, Shanghai, China / 2023
The Power of Stories - KIDLIT (Kids Literature) Illustration Exhibition — Putrajaya IBBY International Congress, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Malaysia / 2022
Time Resume - International Illustration Fair · Joint Exhibition of 100 Illustrators 时间的履历国际插画艺术节 — B.I.G Haizhu Bay Creative Zone, Guangzhou, China / 2022
My Frida Kahlo picture book and artwork were featured in the Little People, Big Dreams Exhibition — National Trust Mottisfont, United Kingdom / 2022
Artist’s Books Exhibition 藝術家的書 • 展覽 — Iron River Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 2022
Bad Taste: An Illustration Exhibition — Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 2022
Graphic Days Torino: In The City | JUST HUMANS — The Museo Egizio, Torino, Italy / 2019
Experimental Theatre & Illustration Exhibition 面惧 — Black Room, Johor Bahru, Malaysia / 2016
SMART Exhibition — Light Grey Art Lab, Minnesota, United States / 2013
Human Flower — Q Pop, Los Angeles, United States / 2013
Make A Notebook Exhibition — Pipit Zakka Store Mini Gallery, Malaysia / 2013
Experimental Theatre & Illustration Exhibition The Dead Sea — Black Room, Malaysia / 2012
Polka Dot Exhibition — Pipit Zakka Store Mini Gallery, Malaysia / 2011
What is Q? — Q Pop, Los Angeles, United States / 2011
Casting de Mascotas — Duduá, Barcelona, Spain / 2011
H5 x NookaNooka Artist Series — Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 2010