Y. Kiri Yu

Illustration & Comics | Seattle, WA

Jack-of-all trades artist inspired by nature, wildlife, and Japanese pop culture. Versatile with media and subject matter and trained in sequential art and storytelling. Has experience with many things and dabbles in basically everything else.

Technical Know-how


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • PaintTool SAI
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Watercolor, markers
  • Pen, ink, brush
Other Skills

  • HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, mySQL
  • WordPress front-end development & theme customization
  • Blogging, copywriting, proofreading, and editing
  • Photography, photo editing, calligraphy & handlettering
  • Deadline crushing
  • Petting cats

Work Experience

Freelance Illustration
Various clients, 2001-present

Freelance Web Development & Design
Various clients, 2010-present

Web Development & Design
FuelFX, LLC; Houston, TX (2010-2014)
End-clients included: BP, Schlumberger, Ventech, Wireless Seismic

Frontend Web & Marketing Intern
i-Deal, LLC. & Ipreo, LLC; New York, NY (summers 2006-2008)


Various Conventions
See full convention schedule; September 2008 – current

MINTCondition #2 Group Exhibition
Ltd. Art Gallery; Seattle, WA; March 2013

SUGAR NINJAS Group Exhibition
Howl Gallery; Fort Myers, FL; August 2010


Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sequential Art

University of Texas, Austin
Bachelor of Science, Turing Scholars Computer Science (incomplete)