Search

Art

Clever Ep. 162: Building a Colorful Second Act With Illustrator Yuko Shimizu

01.11.22 | By
Clever Ep. 162: Building a Colorful Second Act With Illustrator Yuko Shimizu
View Slideshow

On this episode of Clever podcast, Amy Devers talks to illustrator Yuko Shimizu, who was born in Tokyo, Japan and began drawing from an early age. As a preteen, her family moved from Japan to the US, a huge culture shock that included learning an entirely new language and navigating social norms in 7th grade. This experience gave her an even deeper love for drawing – something that transcends any language barrier. After college, Yuko spent 11 years at a prestigious corporate PR firm in Japan before she decided to pursue her lifelong dream. At 34, she enrolled in art school in New York City. Since then, she’s received numerous accolades for her beautiful illustrations. A staunch supporter of going after what you want, Yuko certainly doesn’t regret any choices she’s made to draw a new path forward for herself. Listen:

Don’t miss an episode! >>> Sign up for Clever’s newsletter here.

Subscribe to Clever on Subscribe to Clever on Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsAmazon Music or Spotify.

And, don’t forget to follow Clever on Instagram!

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.