Hello, I'm Takako.

I’m a Japanese illustrator and print maker based in London. I grew up in the Japanese countryside surrounded by nature which made me especially conscious of the changing seasons and inspire to create with colour.

After completing a graphic design degree from Central Saint Martins, I began working as an illustrator building up images with layers of colour, drawing me towards Letterpress and Riso printing techniques.

The illustrations often focus on characters, domestic scenes and family life and I would describes my style as vibrant, joyful and humorous. As a member at London Centre for Book Arts I can often be found at their studio, printing with a cylinder proof press or carving Lino block.

Freelance work
I work in publishing, design and editorial. I'm open for work, please be in touch via email: takakocopeland(at)gmail.com


Museum in a Box, Royal Mint Museum, Kitchen Provisions, Libreria Bookshop, Hallmark, The Common Threads Press, tokyobike

If you're a retailer and would like to stock my greeting cards, please email me at takakocopeland[at]gmail.com I will send over a current line sheets.