Yuko Shimizu web portfolio

April 3, 2006

Great illustration and aspirations for illustrators out there.
A must visit site.

Check yuko art here.

YUKO SHIMIZU illustrator, educator, and not-so-prolific-at-this-moment fine artist
has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon, but took a long time to actually become a professional artist. She studied marketing and advertising, and had worked in the field of PR in Tokyo, Japan for a very long time before she decided to go back to School of Visual Arts (New York, USA) to study at MFA Illustration As Visual Essay program.
Now her long time hobby has became her job, she considers PR as her new hobby, and to teach illustration majors at SVA as a passion.
Yuko creates her drawings at SHY Studio in Midtown Manhattan which she shares with two other artist friends, and secretly dreaming of getting a studio-parrot one day (or a dog, or a polar bear).

You may encounter her illustrations when flipping through; The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, SPIN, VIBE, Interview, NYLON, PLAYBOY, GQ, Men’s Health, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, etc, or books like Illustration Now! (Taschen, Germany) and Imagemakers—Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration (Mitchell Beazley, UK).
She had also worked with MTV, TARGET, NPR and M.A.C. Cosmetics for their advertising and promotional projects.
Awards and recognitions include; Gold Medal fromSociety of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, New American Paintings, etc.

Sorry, wrong person. This Yuko Shimizu did NOT create Hello Kitty. She prefers dogs over cats


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