Yuko Shimizu is an illustrator, fine artist, and educator at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Her clients include Rolling Stone Magazine, VISA, TIME, Target, Microsoft, Pepsi, and the New York Times. She has received numerous awards in her field including Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, Magazine of the Year Award from the Society of Publication Designers, as well as Gold and Silver Awards from 3×3 Magazine Annual. Ms. Shimizu continues to lecture at universities and museums across the globe.

Ms. Shimizu was a Visiting Artist in the Department of Communication Arts in 2008.