Saki Tanaka


Saki Tanaka is a Mexican-Japanese author-illustrator who grew up in D.C., Tokyo, and Paris. Because of her transient and multi-cultural upbringing, she is fascinated by gray areas where polarities meet: between the real and otherworldly, belonging and being an outsider, between East and West. She is illustrating her first picture book, If Sun Could Speak, due to be published by Clear Fork in 2019. When not writing or drawing, Saki puts on her design director hat on to create logos for brands like Disney and Petco. She’s found a home (for now) in Brooklyn, NY.

Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Tanaka art samples