Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.


A lot of my clients are off from work next week. That means this work year 2007 will end pretty much on this Friday! I feel like I haven’t left my studio in about two weeks or so. Well, I do go back home to sleep, but it sure does feel like I am in the studio 24-7.

Here is a pic of my studio right now. I have two machines fully running to finish up all the work.

Some exciting news are:
I am just about to finish up a secret project with a big computer technology corporation. It will go live very soon. I will post the details here as soon as the project is up and running.
And a Pepsi Max can I had designed will be on sale early 2008 as well (world wide, but unfortunately only outside of the US and Canada).

In the editorial world:
New monthly illustration with BEST LIFE Magazine is starting from February issue. At least six more months of Now Hear This! supplement CD cover for THE WORD Magazine in the UK.

Did you have a good year? I guess I cannot complain. Lots of interesting projects, lots of nice clients, lots of business trips and lectures abroad. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who were so nice to me all this year.

Looking forward to working with you again in 2008. And, looking forward to meeting those whom I hadn’t in 2008 as well. I LOVE nice people!