Yuko Jones is an illustrator who believes in the power of imagination.
Born and growing up in Japan, Yuko was always drawing, painting, and turning her creative vision into reality. When she wasn’t creating, she would spend hours poring over picture books. It was the illustrations that expanded the stories as well as her imagination.
After completing her degrees in English, Psychology, and Human Development, Yuko started her career in early childhood developmental research. When she became a mother, she immersed herself back in the world of drawing and picture books. It didn’t take her long to realize what she really wanted to do was to illustrate children's books.
Yuko’s illustrations are whimsical and sweet, and her style is influenced by Japanese art and culture. She uses a combination of traditional and digital techniques to create illustrations rich in color and texture. You can follow her creative process on Instagram.
She believes our imagination opens up the door to the world and inspires us to explore and achieve our dreams. She hopes her work will be a source of boundless imagination for children of all ages.
Yuko lives in western NY with her husband and two sons.
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