Lena Yokoyama

Lena Yokoyama

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Lena Yokoyama

Lena Yokoyama

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m an Austrian/Japanese commercial illustrator and printmaker, based in London, UK. I graduated from BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Art in 2020. As an illustrator and visual communicator, my role is to visually translate information to make it more compelling and engaging for its audience. In a commercial setting, this can be illustrations to complement text, like a piece of editorial or a narrative. In other cases, I illustrate to represent concepts and branding or to enhance campaigns.  My illustrations are created through a combination of traditional and digital tools. Every sketch starts with pencil, mono-printing or paint on paper. Later, these will be digitally coloured on Photoshop and Procreate. As a result, my work retains a lot of the natural and hand-made aspects of mark making, while being digitally enhanced to work well on screen and print. Having previously lived in various parts around the world, I draw a lot of inspiration from different cultures, which I filter into my work. My native heritage and adopted environments have played big parts in the development of my personal artistic practice in which I generally like to work with themes that span across cultures and build bridges to connect them.
  • Mondo Brewery Illustration
    Mondo Brewery IllustrationCommissioned illustration for Mondo Brewery's new beer label for 'Kellerbier' in collaboration with Braugooder.
  • Editorial for Culture Trip
    Editorial for Culture TripIllustration for an article about sustainable travel in Stockholm.
  • Editorial Illustration for the Guardian
    Editorial Illustration for the Guardian
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Projects credited in
  • Community Bridges Podcast
    Community Bridges PodcastWe are fighting isolation and keeping our South London community active, creative, connected and supported. For the 3rd series of our podcast, we're delighted to be putting the spotlight on community organizations actively improving wellbeing and recovery in South London - particularly for those experiencing long-term health conditions. ⁠ Each week, we're speaking to a different community organization and spotlighting their work across our podcast, online magazine and social media channels.⁠
Work history
    Editorial IllustratorSE5 Community Bridges
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    I work as a freelance illustrator for a magazine called SE5 Community Bridges, which is based in Peckham and Camberwell, London. I work closely with the editors to create illustrations for the diversity of articles that go into this publication.
    Gallery AssistantThe bower publication house
    London, United KingdomInternship
    I work for a small London based gallery called The Bower, for which I occasionally help out as a volunteer for a diversity of jobs. That includes invigilating, curation and printing promotional material and artwork.
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  • Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Visual Communication
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Print
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Digital Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Composition
  • Curation
  • Art Curation
  • Layout Design
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    BA IllustrationCamberwell College of Arts (UAL)
    London, United Kingdom
    Pan Macmillan logo
    Pan Macmillan logo
    Short listed for Children's Book AwardPan Macmillan