Tireman Studio / Shogo Ota
Although Shogo hails from Japan, he has called the Pacific Northwest home for more than a decade. Shogo graduated with a BFA from the University of Idaho, which landed him an internship at Modern Dog, located in caffeine city, Seattle, Washington.
His faith in the sketchbook was also responsible for securing him a spot in the grandly titled, Graphic:Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, authored by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico. His work has also been featured in Communication Arts, The Stranger, The New York Times and various other publications.
Shogo Ota established Tireman Studio in 2012 with the help of his wife, his cat, his dog and his bunny. He was teaching at SVC (School of Visual Concept) and Seattle Art Institute.