Holiday Bookstore Event: Meet our Vendor Tomoko Maruyama

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00PM

Holiday Bookstore Event: Meet our Vendor Tomoko Maruyama
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It was a long way for me to became an artist. I was struggling to find what I wanted to do with my life when I was working as a sport teacher in Tokyo. So I quit my job and went on a long journey from Japan to the United States to find my dream job as an artist in San Francisco.

Being in this city gives me plenty of inspiration for my work. San Francisco gives me ideas for the selection of colors all the way to the packaging. I want my designs to inspire the same feelings of happiness I have for being in this great city. My goal is to let people know more about this beautiful city through my art.

About Tomoko

Tomoko is a Japanese-born artist based in San Francisco. She excelled in sport and arts since she was a child. She received a degree in Bachelor of Health and Sport Science from Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo. After a few years working as a sports teacher in Japan, she decided to see the world and pursue her passion: art. She decided to move to the United States and she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts degree from Centenary College in New Jersey. Upon graduation, she started working as a graphic designer for a design agency in Manhattan.

Tomoko eventually moved to San Francisco and started her own design studio in the SoMa neighborhood. She created her own brand "Colors of San Francisco" which features art prints, stationery and gifts. Her work is now available in selected museums and several stores throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. In addition, Tomoko also published two children books about San Francisco influenced by her daily life in this beautiful city.

You can learn more about Tomoko Maruyama by seeing her website.