Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. A biology major and graduate of International Christian University in Tokyo, he made the switch to an art career after graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Tatsuro began illustrating children’s books with several publishers in the US and Japan, eventually branching out into editorial work for magazines, book jacket illustrations and advertising commissions. Tatsuro’s first picture book The Lotus Seed (text by Sherry Garland / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. He has also been commissioned by such clients as Royal Mail to design their Christmas Stamp Collection in 2006, and Starbucks for their Worldwide Holiday Promotion “Pass the Cheer” in 2007. He was contributing a serial comic strip titled THE EARTHLING, appeared regularly in a quarterly magazine. Tatsuro is the owner of studio PEN STILL WRITES and a member of TOKYO ILLUSTRATORS SOCIETY. He teaches illustration at AOYAMAJUKU.
Communication Arts Illustration Annual : 35, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54.
American Illustration : 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. Society of Illustrators : 42, 45, 46, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58. Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators 53, 56, 57. Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators 52, 56. The Association of Illustrators Images Design Week Award Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2014 Kodansha Publishing Award for Illustraion 2005 Bronze Award, Tokyo Illustrators Society 2001 Art Directors Club 2000 Bologna Children’s Book Fair 1994 Society of Illustrators The Original Art 1993 Bronze Medal, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 1991
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Overseas The New York Times | The New Yorker | The Folio Society | Washington Post | The Guardian | Bloomberg Businessweek | The Walrus | The Boston Globe | Fortune Magazine | Travel & Leisure | Golf Digest | Farrar Straus & Giroux | Putnam | Random House | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Simon & Schuster | United Airlines | The Royal Mail | Starbucks
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Japan NHK | Asahi Shinbun | Bunshun | Kodansha | Shinchosha | Shueisha | Kadokawa | Shogakukan | Kumon | Suntory | Mos Burger | Recruit | Narita Airport | Japan Railway | Japan Airlines | Mitsukoshi | Tokyu | Sony