Yuko Shimizu is a multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York. You’ve probably seen her work on Nike and The Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and on the pages of NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone, New Yorker and in many other publications over the last decade.
Her second monograph Living with Yuko Shimizu was published from ROADS Publishing of Ireland in spring 2015.
She also teaches the next generation of artists at her alma mater School of Visual Arts. She was chosen as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects” from Newsweek Japan in 2009. (She did NOT design Hello Kitty.)