Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City who teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen her as one of “100 Japanese People the World Respects.” Her art has been seen on The Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, and on MTV; in advertisements for T-Mobile, Target, Apple, Microsoft, NIKE, Visa, and Target; and in publications by Penguin, Scholastic, and DC Comics. Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, GQ, Rolling Stone, and WIRED have frequently featured her work.
Shimizu works at her studio in midtown Manhattan and fulfills her passion for world travel by giving lectures and workshops throughout the nation and the world. Yuko Shimizu, her self-titled monograph, was released by Gestalten in 2011, and Living with Yuko Shimizu was published by ROADS in 2016. A Wild Swan, Barbed Wire Baseball, and Japanese Tales are among her illustrated books.
Unity Project illustrations by Yuko Shimizu and Rudy Gutierrez selected as an American Illustration 40 Winners
From over 7,000 entries from 1,342 artists, art directors, publishers, agencies and schools, the jury selected winning images to appear in the American Illustration 40 book and represent the best pictures from 2020. Three hundred of the industry’s best established, emerging, and student illustrators will be presented in print, online and, with a little luck, in person this November to celebrate this occasion.