Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


Editorial illustrators, Society of Publication Designers’ SPOTS competition call for entries is out now. Download the form here. I know it is the last minutes notice, but we would love to judge your great spot illustrations, so please apply!

Also, The Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition’s first round is now done. Winners will be notified to each school, and awards will be decided by judging the actual winning pieces at the end of the month. Congratulations to the winners and good luck!

I want to thank all the 25 jury members, especially to those whom I invited who accepted to participate. Some of them came all the way from West Coast. Illustrators: Shawn Barber, Harry Campbell, Joshua Gorchov, Lizzy Rockwell, Chris Sickels a.k.a. Red Nose Studio, Autumn Whitehurst and Bruce Waldman. Also nice meeting you, Adam Rex. Art directors: SooJin Buzelli of PLANSPONSOR and Henry Yung of Fast Company. Thank you so much everyone!