Did you always want to be an artist?
I didn't think about becoming an artist when I was younger. I think the most important thing for me was to follow my heart and to do what I wanted at that moment. I had been interested in drawing and handcrafting since I was a child, unintentionally choosing illustration as my major in college makes more sense the more I reflect on such an important life decision. Even in my final year of college, I managed to create some original characters whenever I could find some free time.
Where does your inspiration come from?
No matter if it’s painting, sculpting, or art toy designing, they all come from my own emotions, and I aim to craft my experiences to touch peoples’ hearts. To have the opportunity to create toy designs as a job is a dream come true.
What does the design or the story of Yoki mean?
The story of Yoki’s design is that he was born from a little crystal floating in outer space. I imagined him landing on our planet and traveling around our world, going to places such as Beijing, Paris and London. I used to travel during my school holidays, and I miss those times too. I hope we will all be able to travel again soon.
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