Watercolor portrait of child in easy yoga pose by Robert Liu-Trujillo.

We Are Yoga

This is one of my favorite illustrations from We Are Yoga / Somos Yoga, a book self-published by Jill Guerra in the spring of 2022. The book includes more than 13 illustrations in a vibrant, inviting color palette.


We Are Yoga / Somos Yoga is a bilingual picture book (English/Spanish) and resource for teachers, parents, therapists, or anyone working with youth. Through yoga poses, affirmations, and reflections, we can build self-awareness and the tools to navigate this challenging and beautiful life.

watercolor portrait of two people kneeling and planting a leafy seedling for Sierra Health by Robert Liu-Trujillo.

Sierra Health: Theory of Change

I illustrated this one in collaboration with Design Action Collective. The client (Sierra Health) asked for three sections containing multiple illustrations illustrating their theory of change. Each section would feature a diverse array of characters and actions or scenes. I did this while adding a contrast of scale of size and composition.

Watercolor portrait of young people at rally and the words "Pass the Mic" by Robert Liu-Trujillo.

Oakland Rising: Pass the Mic!

Here’s an illustration I did with a Bay Area organization called Oakland Rising. They requested a collaborative illustration that would feature themes that include democracy, liberation, electoral power, justice, Oakland, and/or people power. I focused on a multigenerational crowd surrounding a young person holding a microphone.  I created the sketch, line work, and type, while artist Luna Yoo added the color. This poster was used for the 2022 Oakland Rising Voter Guide.

In Dance Magazine

This is a fun project. Nkeiruka Oruche is the guest editor for this issue of “In Dance Magazine” and she invited me to write and illustrate a short personal experience relating to dance. When she asked me to participate my first thought was that I’m not a dancer but she wanted a mix of folks. Those whose creative practice it is to dance and those who’ve danced at some point in life, which I think is most of us.  Anyway, here’s the link to read the whole magazine.

Watercolor portrait of the Tougaloo Nine by Robert Liu-Trujillo.

Black is Beautiful: Tougaloo 9

This illustration is of the Tougaloo 9 (Meredith Coleman Anding Jr., James Cleo Bradford, Alfred Lee Cook, Geraldine Edwards, Janice Jackson, Joseph Jackson Jr., Albert Earl Lassiter, Evelyn Pierce, and Ethel Sawyer) — a group of undergraduate college student activists from the HBCU Tougaloo in Jackson, Mississippi. I painted this as part of an ongoing series of illustrations highlighting hidden figures for Black History Month, called “Black Is Beautiful” using watercolor. More background here.


Watercolor portrait of a nanny and two children for CDWC by Robert Liu-Trujillo.

California Domestic Workers Coalition: Know Your Rights

Here’s a a series of illustrations I created for the California Domestic Workers Coalition in collaboration with Design Action Collective. The goal of this project was to illustrate various types of domestic workers as the illustrations would be used to create posters. These posters would provide vital multilingual “know your rights” information. More information about the organization here.