Popular for her feminine, stylish, and minimalistic illustrations, Akiko's work is a charming take on modern illustration. Although a graduate of Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, she currently works and resides in sunny Southern California where she owns and illustrates akrDesignStudio creating her own line of stationary. Her work has been loved and featured in magazines such as Collective Hub, Mollie Makes, and Domino Magazine. She has also collaborated with major brands such as Anthropologie, and now Kestan. We sat down with Akiko and delved into what motivates her work.