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Wakana Yokota

Los Angeles, California


About Me

I am a Storyboard artist / Illustrator located in Los Angeles, CA. I have developed a wealth of creative skills from working on various projects, and have earned a good reputation with my past clients by way of my strong ability to grasp the concept of the story and my dedication to accomplishing the client's goal. I have served as a storyboard artist for in the field of commercial, film and music video production. Good communication skill both in English and Japanese, and very collaborative and flexible for the directors' needs.

Wakana Yokota is accomplished artist working in many mediums. After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University in which her major concentration was in Animation, Film and Drawing, she started as a Production Assistant for UTB (United Television Broadcasting Systems,Inc. ) assisting on TV production and post production including making storyboards/illustrations for commercials, assisting on creating graphic designs, and assisting on filed productions, including the film Toyo's Camera, a documentary by Junichi Suzuki.

In 2009, she started building her career as a storyboard artist for films and commercials. Since then, she has involved with various projects such as "Flying Lessons" directed by Derek Magyar, "The Congress" directed by Ari Folman, DODA "XXX", Music video, Director Takum, and expanding her experiences into new up coming projects. She has also worked as main illustrator for Wii game soft "Just Dance Kids" by Ubisoft.

Recent Projects include:

- Kawasaki commercial, brochure sketches artist at Fuse Interactive.
- Polish artist Doda's new music video "XXX", as a storyboard artist/Illustrator
- iYogi Commercial, as a storyboard artist
- Nintendo Commercial, as a storyboard artist
- Day-Lee Pride Commercials, as a storyboard artist
- Dir. Ari Folman's new feature film "The Congress", as a storyboard artist
- Wii game from Ubisoft "Just Dance Kids", as a main background illustrator
- Wells Fargo TV Commercials, as a storyboard artist

Working Environment:
- Mac
- Wacom Cintiq 21 UX / 12WX
- Photoshop CS5
- Sketchbook Pro
- Painter 12

Other Skills:
- Drawing, painting with traditional medium
- Illustrator CS5
- Word, Excel

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