Category Archives: Illustration

Katie & Birdie Paper Company

Katie & Birdie Paper Company

I happen to find a pack of hedgehog illustrated cards at Chapters on Robson. Two things I love – hedgehogs and cards! It was a bit pricey…$12 for 8 cards with envelopes…though now that I think about it, a single cards from Carlton Cards or Hallmark can easily be $3 and up, so if you think of it that way, maybe it’s a good price. It was also 30% off at the time, so bonus!

The cards are textured, giving it the ‘hand-crafted’, earthy feel. The kraft envelope is also a nice combo. It’s simply a must buy!! And send/give it to your friends and family who deserve a cute ‘thank-you’. :)

They also have a simple, yet beautiful blog >> click here.


So adorable and cute!!


Each card comes with a kraft envelope


Even eco-friendly, and printed in Canada! :D

Animals & Birds of the Canadian Rockies

Soooo another book to sell on eBay!! :D

*Unfortunately, the books are no longer sold on ebay*

This book is actually my first ever book that got published…so I should have posted this first then the other one…but oh well.
This book was a collaborative project along with my dad. I did all of the 63 illustrations of the animals and birds in pencil crayon. It was when I had just moved out, so renting out a small shared basement, I didn’t have much space to work, nor the right tools to do them…but after many revisions and trying to finish them in between my job at the time, I got them done :) and was pretty happy to how they turned out.


Peregrine Falconcariboo


Again, my dad did all of the writing in Japanese, and I did the layout in InDesign. It was my first time using InDesign, but knowing a bit of Photoshop and Illustrator program, I managed to figure out the program to construct an entire book from scratch to the final print production. It was also my first time going to the print press and checking for colour and such. Very exciting :) It was printed at Nathan Printing in Burnaby.

I’m not too happy with the design since I’m more into white space and simple layouts, but it was what my dad wanted…so I did what the client wished and thought was appropriate for the target audience.

*note: this book is only in Japanese


Reflection 2013

Every year the students of the Illustration & Design program (IDEA) at Capilano University run the fund-raising project called “Reflections” in which the students manage the entire project from exhibiting their paintings, to the design, production, marketing and distribution the products.

Each student paints a well-known scenery of the Lower Mainland. 13 of these are chosen to go in the 2013 calendar ($18 CAD). The rest are made into greeting cards and such.

Their exhibition to launch the 2013 Reflections info:

Reflections 2013 Painting Exhibition

The Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

April 17th from 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition runs from April 17th – 29th

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 PM

Meet the artists:
(same location as above)
April 21 from 1 PM

My friend Soobin is exhibiting her painting of the Lions Gate Bridge titled “Circles of Light”.

Come check out the paintings and support local emerging artists!!!

All proceeds goes to the student fund-raising project :)