Born and raised in Japan, Toshiki Nakamura moved to San Francisco right after earning a B.A. in politics. A graduate from the Academy of Art University, where he studied concept art and visual development, Toshiki works as a freelance character designer/visual development artist based in Japan. As much as he loves to work in animation, he is passionate about storytelling and in love with children's books. Toshiki has worked with Rainmaker/Mainframe Studios, Triggerfish Animation Studios, Gold Valley Films, Gaumont Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, Scholastic and more. His illustrations have been recognized by SCBWI Bologna Illustration Gallery Award, Creative Quarterly and 3x3. When he is not drawing, he enjoys running, swimming, cooking and playing the piano.