Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


School year at SVA has started a month ago. Luckily, it looks like I have a really motivated and hardworking small(er) group of students this year.

My school has started, that means so is everyone else’s school. And my in-box quickly started filling up with questions and requests from young illustrators and illustration / design students from different schools.

Ideally, I want to write back to everyone, but that’s unrealistic with very limited amount of time I have. So, I finally put together FAQ SECTION. It answers the most common questions I get , as well as links to other sections that may answer the questions students/young illustrators may have.