Shishido Creative is made up of Mandy + Taka, two passionate creators that love to create timelessly beautiful art and fashion accessories. We met in Tokyo, Japan in 2017 and have since gone through such a wild ride all in the name of love. After a whirlwind adventure of romance and hardships, going back and forth between the beautiful Pacific Northwest and Japan, and parts of southeast Asia, we finally have settled down in Seattle, WA.
Hailing from Japan, Taka is a tebori artist (Japanese traditional tattoo artist) by trade with a background in graphic design. His eclectic interests include working out, Visual Kei, street fashion, collecting shoes and sunglasses, listening to Japanese hip hop, pretty bad early 2000s American rock/nu-metal, slasher films, ukiyo-e art, kimono patterns, traditional Japanese tattoos, fluffy cats + wicked rats, karaoke, and riding motorcycles. He hates social media, big crowds and being hugged by Mandy's friends.
Together they are basically vampires who are up til dawn toiling away all night on designs you'll love and sleeping in til late afternoon.