I am a Japanese//Taiwanese-American illustrator and designer based in Minneapolis, MN.

I work for mission-driven organizations and individuals who have stories to tell. I want to research, collaborate, and conceptualize. I have created images and designs for local midwest powerhouses (Pollen Midwest, Springboard for the Arts), nationally recognized brands (3Mgives, the YMCA), grassroots orgs/causes (RadAzns, Minneapolis Renters Coalition) and more.

I enjoy working with people who love food, people who have a mission, and people who make things. 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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