Hello!

I am an illustrator / designer currently based in Lawrence, Kansas. I have a strong interest in character design and storytelling using detailed line work and pattern making. I am half Japanese and half German-American. In my artwork, I like to combine traditional mediums with the digital and tend to mix Western and Japanese cultures through compositional studies, brushwork and color. 

I also do Japanese to English translations and sometimes interpretations. 

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- Born in Lawrence, Kansas and grew up in Aomori, Japan

- Went to Maryland Institute of College for a year and finished my degree in Illustration and Animation at the University of Kansas at 2016

- I listen to a lot of podcasts and tv shows while working. My current favorites are anything NPR, Crime Writers On..., The Great British Bake Off and Rupaul's Drag Race

- I like to make bread, water my plants, walk, eat ice cream and make lists

- I don't like to go to the gas station, drive on busy highways, buy ink for printers and hand washing pots and pans

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Recent clients include: Cornett, Cromwell Solar and Environmental, 76th Street Ink, The Purple Velvets, cafe & pub: tutti frutti, First City Lofts, b.Holland&co., Tenkara Magazine, Family Practice Management Magazine and More