Aya was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. She now works and lives in Brooklyn where she daily daydreams and creates fun creatures. She received her BFA degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design, and her MFA degree in illustration as a visual essay program from School of Visual Arts. After finishing her MFA she has been working as an illustrator and visual artist. She has shown her work in galleries and museums internationally. Her illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nike and many other media and publications. She also design Toys for KidRobot.
Summer 2011 her first children book “The Hole in the Middle” were published from Disney*Hyperion Books.
Below are samples of her work from Rabid Rabbit #9 & #10