About

AYAKO OTOSHI is a Brooklyn-based art director and designer. Ayako grew up in Nagoya, Japan and moved to New York City in 2000. Having lived and worked in 2 completely different cultures (USA and Japan), she understands the complexity of any project and lend her unique visual solutions in simple and objective ways.

She has extensive experiences in branding and marketing – being particularly effective in establishing clients' visual identities and story lines to communicate a consistent brand message to customers. Ayako's work extends from digital, UX/UI, print, photo art direction, product surface design, and illustration, to retail windows.

She is bilingual in Japanese and English. 

愛知県出身、ニューヨークの美術大学プラットインスティテュート博士課程修了。ニューヨーク・ブルックリン在住。日本とアメリカという全く異なる文化の中で積んだ経験から、特にファッション、リテール分野でのブランディングを軸に、プロダクトデザインやイラストレーションなど日米両国の様々な分野で活動中。