Born in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, Tomoto graduated from the Visual Design department of Kyoto Art University in 1992. After working at design firms for a few years, she became a freelance illustrator in 1998. In 2004 she became a semifinalist for CWC’s “Fresh Characters Found” exhibition, and in 2005 was chosen to be one of the finalists for CWC’s Chance exhibition. She is now a part of the KOKO Art Agency roster as well! Tomoto’s illustrations are known for their use of bright colors and unique textures. Her cute characters give off warmth and a sense of genuine kindness.
Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Pastel, Silhouette, Stylized, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical
Animals, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Landscape, Nature, Packaging, Posters, Product, Still Life, Textiles, Toys & Games, Wildlife, Feminine, Youth, Game, Environmental, Branding, Surface Design, Logos