I am a Japanese Canadian born and residing in Toronto, Canada.
I grew up highly exposed to Japanese culture, and as a result, learned to speak the language at a native level.
Drawing has been a life-long hobby for me. As a child, I doodled a lot of Hello Kitty and Sailor Moon characters. Today, I have fully developed my own distinctive style of art, as well as a special skill set in watercolours and digital vector art.
Although I studied Graphic Design at George Brown, my career focus has shifted over to
fashion. In fact, my Thesis project was concentrated on fashion. My teachers and professionals from the creative industry suggested I continue with it as a business, which is exactly what I decided to do.
Seventy percent of my job is fashion now, but studying Graphic Design has been a considerable asset as I do all my branding, web design, and other graphic design work. I now have a better understanding of typography and colour use, and I also do some photography.