I feel like I’m daydreaming all the
time, and I love to think about, you know, my imaginations, kind of. So when I look at something it reminds me [of] something different as well. Hi, I’m Aiko, I’m from Tokyo, Japan. I’m a
fashion illustrator and I’ve been doing for five years now. I’m like a youngest
child. I have two older sisters, and what I was wearing was always my mom’s
clothes or my sister’s clothes in my childhood. And I really liked to customize all the clothes to suit myself. So this is how I got into fashion.
Since I love handmade and crafty things, I really care about the hand drawing.
During the residency program, what I am trying to do is make a pop-up book
with augmented reality. So, I’m trying to mix analog and digital illustrations
together. If I combine the latest technology it would be something new, and that’s the thing I’ve never seen before. Well, eventually I realized that
everything and my interest and my life are connected. I’m so excited to make my
pop-up book, but the thing is I’m not sure how to make them! So, it’s gonna be a big
challenge for me. But I want to push myself harder to accomplish and make it happen.