ABOUT ME

Mio Matsuoka

Japan

Born 1987. Osaka, Japan.

Designer, Illustrator and Painter

London, United kingdom

I specialise in Illustration, Graphic Design and Drawing. 

 

My art work is based on Digital Illustrations using scanned analog textures, which I make using paint and ink.  I layer the different mediums onto a  computer making them into one piece using a variety of software.
 

Most of my art is very colorful, however I also produce emotional and nostalgic art works which are not as vivid. 

The theme of some of my work is "Cities and the people who live there".

 

Much of my inspiration comes from the British Mods culture in the 1960's and Japanese pop culture. 

I am a Japanese artist living and working in London.

WORK HISTORY:

H.I.S. Europe Ltd (London, theU.K.)

Nov 2016 –

Designer.

Designing advertisements,  Web design, SNS marketings

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Kobe, Japan.)

Sep 2012 – Oct 2014.

Game Creator / 2D Designer.

UI/UX designs, Making movies, Designing posters for events and banners for websites.  Drawing illustration for arcade and browser games.

 

SS Size Lab. (Osaka, Japan.)

Apr 2012 - May 2012.

Graphic Designer.

Designing, Printing and Drawing illustrations for direct mails, advertisements for the beauty and IT industry. 

(Jun  2011 - May 2012  Internship)

 

FREELANCE:

 

AONYX LTD (London, England.)

Feb 2016 - Jan 2016.

Paintingl 8 meter wall inside the office.

 

GALLERY TENTEN. (Osaka, Japan.)

Sep 2010 - Nov 2014.

Graphic Designer and Planner.

Designing direct mails, advertisements.  Planning events.

 

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Kobe, Japan.)

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010. 

Drawing illustrations for GuitarFreaks & DrumMania V7.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

SEIAN University Of Art and Design. (Kyoto, Japan.)

Apr 2006 - Mar 2012.

Design / Illustration course.

 

Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. (London, England.)

Mar 2010 – Aug 2010.

Graphic Folio Course. (Short course.)

 

St Giles International. (London, England.)

May 2009 – Mar 2010.

General English Language Course.

 

KOHNAN Highschool of Fineart and Design. (Osaka, Japan.)

Apr 2003 - Mar 2006.

General Art Skills, Graphic Design and adobe software.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

link to the exhibitions page.