Takako was born and raised in Mito, Japan where she cultivated her unique perspectives and love for drawing and storytelling.

In 1995, she came to the states to deepen her knowledge of art and design.
She graduated from Harding University with BFA in Graphic Design.

After many years in the role of Art Director/Graphic Designer, she found her true passion — illustrating and storytelling for children. She resides in Arkansas with her husband, son and two dogs.


Takako is represented by wonderful Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary
Please contact Teresa at teresa(at)bookmarkliterary.com for illustration inquiries.