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About Us

Shishido Creative is made up of Mandy + Taka, two passionate illustrators that love to create timelessly beautiful art and fashion accessories. Mandy and Taka 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, these two have finally settled down in Seattle, WA.

Raised in the Northwest, Mandy is for lack of a better term, a non-stop hustler. While Shishido Creative is her main gig, you can bet she also keeps busy assisting Taka in his tattoo business, side-hustling as an accountant, and dreaming up ways to take up new hobbies that will probably become side hustles as well. She loves bunnies, Japanese culture, ramen, boba, consuming as ukiyo e, art nouveau and lowbrow art as she can, and denying she has a pin addiction.

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, sneakers and sunglasses, hip hop, pretty bad early 2000s American rock, slasher movies, ukiyo-e art, kimono patterns, traditional Japanese tattoos, fluffy cats + wicked rats, karaoke, and riding motorcycles. He hates social media and big crowds.

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.