Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


Ultimate PC
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Another project I spent a lot of time on (This one, the whole month of December) has just come out. Please click on the above icon to see the whole project.These five images were created in collaboration with Microsoft and its’ new art and design site UltimatePC.

This was probably a closest to “the dream job” I could get as an illustrator. I was given complete freedom, Microsoft wanted me to create a series of five images, whatever I wanted to create! The only criteria was that I use the high-power Falcon FragBook PC provided by the client.

I have to admit that there were a bit of initial “hick-ups”, because I was completely illiterate in PC (= a long time MAC user). Now, I am a proud “bilingual” … well, at least working on images on Photoshop. Tiger billboard images (please read below) were created on this machine as well.

This project was made possible with the help of Matt Rota as an assistant (not for too long, he is too talented..) , and LaptopMD. Thank you, thank you, thank you.