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Yoshimi OHTANI


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Biography
Yoshimi Ohtani is an award-winning illustrator. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980 and started freelance career in 2006. Her illustrations are characterized by mixture of manga/anime style and design/art style. There is a sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics so-called 'wabi-sabi, kare, iki' interpreted by a modern sensibility in her works. Works: Illustration for promotional video of 'KONAMI GuitarFreaksV6 & DrumManiaV6 BLAZING!!!! (KONAMI Corporation)'. Illustration for mobile phone themes for 'Custamo (Sharp Corporation)'. Illustration for mobile phone covers for 'N701i (NEC Corporation)'. Exhibition: Solo exhibition - 'YoshimiOhtani Illustration Exhibition' at zank & mars NY Ouchi Gallery (NY) 2008, 'YoshimiOhtani Illustration Exhibition' at Tokyo MySpace.cafe Gallery tour! (Tokyo) 2008. Group exhibition - 'ARTs*LABo -Wafu Genso-' (Tokyo) 2008, 'metro art Vol.1' (Tokyo) 2009, 'Sono Hitomi ni Utsuru mono' at Yokohama Landmark Hall (Yokohama) 2009, 'BlueRoses -Girls Illustration Exhibition-' (Tokyo) 2009, 'SAKURA Exhibition' (Tokyo) 2009, 'SAKURA Exhibition NY' at AG Gallery (NY) 2009. 'Design Festa' at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo) 2008-2009. Published works: Books - 'Blue Roses' (AYANE International Inc.), 'SAKURA Exhibition 2009' (AYANE International Inc.). Mobile content - Wallpapers and Phone themes (Fujitsu Limited, Sharp Corporation). Awards: Docomo N701i STYLE+ Design contest (2005), Excellence Award. @CREATORZ Haru Ichiban Illustration Contest (2007), Excellence Award. SIGG Bottle design competition 2007 (2007), Excellence Award. SoftBank x CREATORS BANK fanfun Design Contest (2009), Excellence Award. Microsoft x CREATORS BANK Silverlight Animation Banner Contest (2009), Excellence Award.
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