Jay Hicks - Illustrator in Tokyo

Jay Hicks

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English, Japanese, and Spanish

Find me at

My activity

About me

Hi there! I am an illustrator, web/UI designer, musician and IX designer from Massachusetts, USA. I recently moved to Japan and am looking forward to utilizing my various skills here to create new and unique projects. I have been creating fun and quirky interface designs since 2007 and have specialized in vector-based illustration since 2011. I love video games, animation, storytelling, and cats.

My Creations

  1. Kimono Cat

    5 January 2017

    Original illustration, ink & Copic markers, December 2016.

    Part of a series of illustrations featuring kimono-clad cats.

  2. 8up Games Logo

    24 June 2017

    My colleagues and I were playing with the idea of creating a game studio, and I decided to create the logo as an exercise in logo design, which I haven't done in many years
    In this image you can see my design process, as I played with different visual ideas... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Illustration for my game in progress, Alterland.

    All linework, colors and shading are vector graphics done in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Some color correction and lighting effects added in Photoshop.

    Alterland official site: www.alterlandgame.com
    Instagram/Twitter hashtag: #AlterlandGame

  4. Alterland UI

    22 October 2015

    Video Game UI Mockup
    Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Alterland is a video game concept that I created after designing a few characters. For this project, I created a number of menus and buttons for the video game. In the future, I hope to make this a full-fledged platform game.

  5. Reclining Cat

    25 October 2015

    Charcoal pencil on paper, 30x40"

  6. Anglerfish

    9 September 2016

    Part of a small series of unconventional mermaid illustrations based on different types of fish.

  7. Composed by Kazumi Totaka for Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing) game series

    Original lyrics and vocals by Julia Hall
    Additional vocals, instrumental and mixing by Roger Hicks