Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


Just recovering from two weeks of tough cold/fatigue and probably a tightest deadline job I have ever worked on. I have just finished illustrating cover to cover of April issue of SPLASH!, a magazine for T-Mobile. If you happened to work for T-Mobile, I guess I (well, my work, to be exact) will see you sometime this month.

Thank you for everyone at Publicis Seattle, especially Yumiko Menikoff who worked together with me on phone, e-mail and even business trip to NY through the process. Hope you enjoy your time off in Japan. Big thank you to Wendi Koontz for helping me color some of the illustrations. You really saved my life and I owe you a big one!