Yuko graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003 with an MA(hons) in illustration. Since then he has worked full time as a freelance illustrator, participated in many exhibitions across europe and new york. Through his work, Yuko aims to ‘entertain’ the viewer, with his bold use of colour, pattern and repertoire of surreal and often darkly humourous characters. He takes much inspiration from the world of pro-wrestling, especially the vividly coloured masks and costumes. Yuko published his first book, ‘too fat, can’t fly’ in 2005.
Yuko has produed illustration and animation for, amongst others, virgin mobile, virgin record, ntt do co mo, merrydown, wallpaper magazine, Dazed & Confused, Orange, Paul Smith, The Observer, puma, Vans and Time Out.