Naoko studied visual design in college and works as a graphic designer and illustrator. She enjoys creating computer generated graphics as well as painting with acrylics and gouache. In addition, she likes to explore traditional styles of Japanese art through block-printing.
Naoko’s designs begin with drawings using pens and brush pens. She completes the designs with paints and graphic processing. Her inspirations come from beautiful plants, amazing animals and the vivid colors of the world.
Many of her designs can be seen on cell phone cases, mirrors, cosmetic bags and Cotton+Steel’s Kawaii Nakama collection.