Dean Aizawa - Illustrator in Tokyo

Dean Aizawa

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I am an artist based in Tokyo. I studied both fine arts and illustrations at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and graduated with a BFA in painting. After returning to Japan I worked as an in-house designer at CIA Inc., a creative agency based in Tokyo for nearly two years. Currently, I am practicing cinematography and photography as a new medium by capturing my painting process at my traveling destinations. You can find my latest short films on my YouTube channel.

My Creations

  1. Lost Home

    20 February 2017

    "Lost Home", 2016; watercolor, 10 x 10 in. photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Returning from the States to my hometown in Tokyo, I was surprised to see the subtle changes in the neighborhood. This illustration was inspired by a paused construction site near my home. I wondered whether the area... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Seven Years Coffee

    28 January
    Seven Years Coffee

    Postcard design, art, and main logo.

Seven Years Coffee is a small pop-up coffee shop by roaster, Ryo Hashimoto. From the left (all light roasts): Rwanda Simbi, Ethio...

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