Hi, I’m Ruriko!

Based in north Japan in Sendai City, which is more affectionately known as the City of Trees, I’ve had a passion for drawing and painting since I was a wee lass.

Basically self-taught, I’ve always been drawing, painting and studying graphic design for as long as I can remember, both developing and refining my skills along the way. In the early noughties, I took several art courses at Bath College in Bath, UK, in order to give myself a professional edge.

Back in Japan, I began a career in design at a creative agency. Here, I was a project manager for web projects with a global focus, working with very diverse teams, as well as a quality assurance (QA) tester for web and mobile. I also moonlighted as a freelancer, picking up some illustrating and graphic design work on the side.

From hand-drawn to digital, I enjoy using an array of tools to express my unique flair and love challenges, working with new styles and new people. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, then please get in touch!