“I’m always learning how to understand people and the world better through artistic deep listening. Illustration can have such a powerful voice in collaborations within government, healthcare, housing justice, etc. We want to find the potential into our basic needs and our creativity can unlock that potential.”
Yuko Okabe is an illustrator and storyteller who brings play and nuance to enlivening people on the page. Working with Yuko is like having an amazing pen pal who you can’t wait to get a letter from. They can hear the voices in a Google document, make ideas richer and more clever, and translate concepts into images.
Yuko exemplifies for us why collective work is powerful.
The project: We worked with Yuko on a comic for the public arts curator Now+There to highlight the process of permitting public art in Boston (and also on the illustrations seen here!).