Iris: “Yuko Shimizu is an illustrator who has been around for years and her productivity is impressive. Not only does she have a long list of clients and artworks on her name, each illustration in itself is dazzling with detail.
Shimizu is known for her highly dense line-work, which she inks by hand, traditionally. Each illustration looks like it took hours or days to make. Her work definitely stands out in this era where a lot of people draw digitally and with loose, flat shapes.”
“It’s not a surprise people trust her with time, as she had been illustrating for 20 years, and for clients like Apple, Nike and Microsoft to name a few. Her name is a household one in this field.
The thing I admire most in her work, is her patience. Her love for illustration definitely shines through layers of little leaves, waves or hair.”
Yuko Shimizu is a muti-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City. She is an instructor at The School of Visual Arts and her works cover multiple disciplines.