Welcome to my Website!

I am AZURE, Animation Director, Storyboard artist and Illustrator who dearly loves animation and crafting. I was born in Japan, grew up loving to draw ever sice I remember existing, went to an Art School in NYC and currently working in the animation industry including series, pilot and advertisement for US and international TV.

Some of my illustration were exhibited at the?AUTODESK DIGITAL CANVAS 2011/ SIGGRAPH 2011 as a part of promotion of?AUTODESK Sketchbook Pro, and was published in a charity art book ART FOR HOPE in 2010.

My main occupation is animator and storyboard artist, but I am a musician and textile artist on the side.

-I am a part of the New York based band Ten Minute Turns??as keyboard/synth and backing vocals.

-I started knitting in 2008, and ever since that not only have I knitted non-stop, but started a store, started spinning yarn, weaving, sewing and screen printing.

My original crafted items and knitting patterns along with portrait commisisons are available on my online store AZURE KNITS+.

Please feel free to 'like' /follow me at THE ART OF AZURE and AZURE KNITS+ on Facebook.

I hope you enjoy my website, and please feel free to message me at any time at azure@azure-m.com.

Last main site updated 2013