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    I am a Japanese Multidisciplinary Artist and Illustrator who mix analog and digital tools to create my imaginary world, that brings the warmth of human touch to innovation.

     

     

     

     

    I have been combining AR with my illustrations to create immersive experiences and a new way of paper communication.

     

    I have been interested in "What's Possible With My Illustrations”, which is becoming core of my creation and it always excites me

    -Aiko Fukuda

  • COVER ART

    VOGUE JAPAN CHRISTMAS 2020

    WANDERLUST WITH ME / ELLE JAPON

    GIGANTIC / ORIGINAL WORK

    HANATSUBAKI MAGAZINE / SHISEIDO

    AIKO FUKUDA X URBAN RESEARCH SPECIAL EXHIBITION

    SMILE / ORIGINAL WORK

    CATCH THE DREAM / ORIGINAL WORK

    MAJOLIPIA / MAJOLICA MAJORCA

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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

    OROSQUETTE ROUGE WINE LABEL

    WALLPAPER

    TEXTILES FOR UMBRELLAS

    URBAN RESEARCH GREEN BAR
    WALLPAPER

    DRAWN ROOM AT ADOBE MAX

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    MIXED MEDIA

    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

  • 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

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    AIKO WHO?

    Hi! I am Aiko Fukuda, a Japanese Multidisciplinary Artist and Illustrator, and a recent member of Adobe Creative Residency, based in Tokyo. I was born and raised in Chiba, Japan and moved to Boston after finishing my high school. I graduated from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Graphic Design. After completing my studies in the U.S. I returned to Tokyo, I 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, I continued my love for drawing where I find peace and serenity. Subsequently, in 2014, I decided to become a full-time freelance illustrator.

     

    I mix analog and digital tools to create my work with hand drawn style. My works are mostly paper-based illustrations because I believe in the power of the papers. Paper is a timeless format that enable me to leave my sentiment through it compared to just sending information via emails. People don’t use papers as much as they used to, but I believe that paper will never die and there are still lots of possibilities we can use papers in a new way. My life-time research about "What's Possible With My Illustrations" is becoming a bridge between paper and technology and I integrate those two 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
    1986年生まれ。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年間を過ごし退社し、イラストレーターとして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「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AR(拡張現実)を導入し、イラストとテクノロジーを融合させた表現方法を追求中。現在は東京と海外の2拠点で活動し、2018年にニューヨークで初個展、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)

    2021 Cosmopolitan Japan

    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

     

     

  • 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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