Hi, I'm ToK, a Japanese freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and art director based in Tokyo, Japan. I'm interested in a variety of art styles, especially unique and conceptual ones, such as traditional, modern, and combinations of wholly different genres. I work on illustrations and designs in a variety of art styles based on clients' requests for a variety of mediums globally. That's my style - I like creating creative works for others, not just for myself. Let's work together to make your dreams a reality!
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In the early 2000s, I began international communication as an illustrator on social media. The connections I made there led to an increase in work requests from music industry professionals. Since then, I have worked on album artwork and stage decorations for bands, as well as unique-concept designs for general-purpose playing cards, product logos, and other items. I have taken on and continue to work on projects of all styles and media.
• 2008 “Japan Bash” - a logo and a character design, for a Japanese event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, U.S.
• 2013 “Shogunate Macabre” - an album artwork for Whispered a Finnish 'samurai' metal band
• 2015 “ICONS” - a stage backdrop for Turisas a Finnish 'battle' metal band
• 2022 “Shadow Hunter: Star Wars Legends (Darth Maul)” - Cover illustration for a book
Total album-artwork including obi and title logo for a 2-CD compilation album themed on "extreme music x Japanese culture". I designed a girl character for Japanese music-loving lads at the client's request.
T-shirt Design for a grind/punk/metal band Die Choking from Philadelphia.
I designed this "apocalyptic vision" based on requests from the band. The band's music sounds brutal, but I also feel it intelligently. So I drew the picture somewhat realistic to make it look convincing, and worked on making it that fits the band's songs anyway. (The official band logo isn't designed by me)
Character and logo design for an event Japan Bash at the largest film & music festival SXSW in Austin, Texas, U.S. in 2008.
I designed a guitar amp robot in comic-style themed on "Japanese culture x rock music" as a request from the client, also designed a katakana logo "Japan Bash (ジャパンバッシュ)" like a robot anime's one to suit the robot.
Stage backdrop design for a battle metal band TURISAS from Finland.
The band have made songs based on Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, Varangian Gard (Scandinavian mercenaries hired by Byzantine Emperors), and Norse mythology. And I designed this Turisas-style icons based on their elements and ideas from the band.