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    Aiko Fukuda is a Japanese illustrator who mixes analog and digital tools to create her imaginary world, that brings the warmth of human touch to innovation.

     

     

     

     

    Aiko has been pushing boundaries of

    what is possible with the illustration and technology.

     

    I’ve been interested in "what's possible with my illustrations”, which is becoming core of my creation and it always excites me

    -Aiko Fukuda

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    ILLUSTRATION

    GIGANTIC

    SHADOW PLAY

    PHOTOSHOP 30TH ANNIVERSARY

    DAWN

    CATCH THE DREAM!

    MERMAID

    YAYOI

    VISUAL DIALOGUE

    URBAN RESEARCH GREEN BAR

    CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

    FOR FABER-CASTELL

    MAJOLICA MAJORCA

    BAREFOOT

    VINTAGE SATIN SHOES FROM V&A MUSEUM

    MARIE ANTOINETTE

    BIRD WATCHING

    ELLE JAPON ASTROLOGY

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    PACKAGING & INTERIOR DECOR etc

    CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE GIFT BOX

    URBAN RESEARCH GREEN BAR

    ROLAND DG BENELUX NV X MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK COVER ART

    WALLPAPER

    OROSQUETTE ROUGE WINE LABEL

    URBAN RESEARCH GREEN BAR
    WALLPAPER

    PANASONIC SHIODOME MUSEUM
    WALL ART

    TEXTILES FOR UMBRELLAS

    DRAWN ROOM AT ADOBE MAX

    GLASS ART AT SBC GALLERY

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    PAPER CRAFTS MEET TECH

    TROMPE-L'OEIL

    ATELIER

    BIRD WATCHING

    DAYDREAM

    FABER-CASTELL X KARL LAGERFELD
    on GINZA MAGAZINE

    Art Directed by Yu-ka Matsumoto

    CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
    sponsored by FABER-CASTELL TEASER#2

    Art Directed by Yu-ka Matsumoto
    Videographed by Hiromichi Uchida

    AR VIRTUAL GARDEN

    AR TEA PARTY

    THE WONDER CHAMBER
    AT ADOBE MAX JAPAN

    Concept Designed by Takuma Nakata
    Art Directed and Illustrated by Aiko Fukuda

    URBAN RESEARCH X AIKO FUKUDA
    FNO TEASER VIDEO

    Creative Directed by Hiroyuki Karikomi

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    AIKO WHO?

    Aiko Fukuda is a Japanese Illustrator, Mixed Media Artist, and a recent member of Adobe Creative Residency, based in Tokyo. She was born and raised in Chiba, Japan and moved to Boston after finishing her high school. She graduated from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Graphic Design. After completing her studies in the U.S. she returned to Tokyo, she started working as the in-house Graphic Designer for luxury concepts stores, and as Art Director for a Japanese tech company. At the same time, Aiko continued her love for drawing where she finds peace and serenity. Subsequently, in 2014, Aiko decided to become a full-time freelance illustrator.

     

    Aiko mixes analog and digital tools to create her work with hand drawn style. Her works are mostly paper-based illustrations because she believes in the power of the papers. Paper is a timeless format that enable her to leave her sentiment through it compared to just sending information via emails. People don’t use papers as much as they used to, but she believes that paper will never die and there are still lots of possibilities to update in a new way. Her life-time research about "What's Possible With My Illustrations" is becoming a bridge between paper and technology and she integrate those 2 things together to create a new way of communication.

     

    福田愛子・イラストレーター & アーティスト
    ブリッジウォーター州立大学芸術学部グラフィックデザイン学科卒業。帰国後企業のインハウスグラフィックデザイナーとしてキャリアをスタートさせる。その後IT企業のアートディレクター・マニラ駐在員と激動の4年間を過ごし退社。ずっと趣味で描いていたイラストをを生業にするべく2014年より活動を本格化させ、自身の未知なる挑戦と人生の冒険に舵を切った。愛子は幼少時代からファッションに興味を持ち、母や姉から譲り受けた洋服たちを自分流にアレンジして着るのが好きな子どもだった。ものに宿る「懐かしさ」や「思いで」「世代を超えたタイムレスな美」の価値観が、後にアーティストとして生きる彼女のクリエイションの基盤となる。近年ではiPad Proを導入し、アナログとデジタルを融合させた表現方法に注力。ペン画を軸とした繊細はタッチはデジタルの世界でも変わることなく、紙とテクノロジーを掛け合わせた既成概念にとらわれないイラスト表現のあり方・コミュニケーション方法を追求している。現在は東京と海外の2拠点で活動し、2019年には日本人で初めての「アドビクリエイティブレジデント」に選出された。

     

     

     

    AWARD

    2018 Nominated for Gmund Award, Germany

    2017 Winner for Make it on Mobile by Adobe, USA

     

     

    EXHIBITION

    2019 Tokyo, Adobe MAX JAPAN Installation "Wonder Chamber", Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center

    2019 New York, Charity Auction "Art for Tibet", Gallery 8 NYC

    2019 Los Angeles, Adobe MAX LA Solo Installation "Drawn Room", Los Angeles Convention Center

    2019 Tokyo, Live Art "Today at Apple x The Big Draw", Apple Marunouchi

    2019 New York, Group Exhibition "55Kids Day" by Copelus, SBC Art Gallery Brooklyn

    2019 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Year of the Boar" by NiyaNiya Studio, Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan

    2018 Tokyo, Collaboration Exhibition "Aiko Fukuda x Urban Research", Omotesando Hills

    2018 New York, Solo Exhibition "Shape of Love", SBC Art Gallery Brooklyn

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Cabinet of Curiosities" sponsored by Faber-Castell, Tokyo Midtown

    2017 Tokyo, Live Art "Today at Apple", Apple Ginza

    2017 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Karuta Ichi", Winged Wheel Aoyama Showroom

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "New Standard Legacy", Clothier Shibuya

    2017 Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Fashion Laboratory", L'illustre Galerie LE MONDE

    2016 Tokyo, Group Exhibition Fashion Trade Show "Rooms", National Yoyogi Studium

    2016 Tokyo, Collaboration Exhibition "Pas de Trois Dans le Salon" by repetto, Burnish Salon

    2016 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelie Ebi Omo", Meguro Museum of Art

    2015 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Love Drawing Vol.1", L'illustre Galerie LE MONDE

    2014 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Present Graphic Expression", Recto Verso Gallery

    2012 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Act Art Award 2012", The Art Complex Center of Tokyo

    2012 Tokyo, Charity Exhibition "Thumbhole", Hiroshige Gallery

    2011 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelier Omo3 Kawashima Dojo", Hiroshige Gallery, Tokyo

    2010 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Chiyoda Art 3331 Independents", 3331 Arts Chiyoda

    2010 Tokyo, Group Exhibition "Atelier Ebi Omo", Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo

     

     

    INTERVIEW & PUBLICATION

    ※テキストに全てリンクを貼っております

     

    (Interviewed by)

    2020 Mynavi News

    2020 Adobe Fresco Relay

    2019 Baus magazine

    2019 Hug Letter

    2019 Adobe Plus One

    2019 Baus Magazine

    2017 Container

    2017 Adobe Creative Station

    2017 Mac Fan magazine

     

    (Featured in)

    2020 Hanatsubaki Column

    2020 Adobe Blog

    2019 Wired

    2019 Gigazine
    2019 Pro News
    2019 Creator Zine

    2019 Nikkei X Trend

    2018 Fashion Press

    2017 Adobe Create (USA)

    2017 Artnet News (USA)

    2017 Roland D.C. Imagine

    2016 Vogue Japan

    2016 Mac Fan magazine

    2016 Isuta web

    2014 KiDS magazine (FRANCE)

     

    (Featured in Book)

    2020 Ballpoint Art 'Complexity from Simplicity' (CHINA)

    2020 iPadとSNSとクラウドの活用でイラストレーターの制作と仕事が変わる

    2018 Pictoria Volume No.1 (AUSTRALIA)

    2017 Fashion Illustration File

    2016 A Journey Through Monochrome Illustrations

     

     

  • TALK & WORKSHOP etc

    PUBLIC SPEAKING

    Adobe MAX Japan

    Haguruma Night

    Hiroshima FM Radio

    Today at Apple

    WORKSHOP

    Adobe MAX Mini Workshop

    Faber-Castell Coloring Workshop​​​​​​​

    EVENT

    Graf Von Faber-Castell Pop-up Coloring Event

    Moleskine 2018SS Press Conference

    LIVE DEMO

    Today at Apple

  • Videographed by Jun Takano

  • SELECTED CLIENTS

    As well as / Apple / Blurb / Bon Appétit Magazine / Brutus magazine / Elle Gourmet magazine / Madame Figaro Japon magazine / GQ Japan magazine / Marine Layer / Milapinou / Mitsukoshi Isetan department store / Panasonic Shiodome Museum / Subaru / repetto / Volvo / Wired magazine / WOWOW Plus TV / ... and more,

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    LET'S TALK

    Feel free to get in touch with Aiko for commissions, collaborations, and other projects you have in mind.

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