I am a Japanese//Taiwanese-American illustrator and designer based in Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. By visualizing narratives and illuminating concepts, I make art that fuels action. My work has been published in the LA Times, Twin Cities Daily Planet, and Pollen Midwest.

I enjoy working with people who love food, people who have a mission, and those with a tale to tell. In all of my work I focus on the stories of people of color and other marginalized people, bringing their experiences to the center.


I am the recipient of the

  • Minnesota State Arts Board 2019 Cultural Community Partnership Grant
  • Minnesota Regional Arts Council 2019 Community Arts Grant
  • 2018 Jerome Emerging Artist Tofte Lake Residency
  • CURA Artist Neighborhood Partnership Grant 2017-2018

I am celebrating my first publication, When Everything Was Everything, written by Saymoukda Duangphoxay Vongsay (Oct 2018).

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