(Photo by Alexandre Bena)

(Photo by Alexandre Bena)

Aya Kakeda taught at Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) for the MFA Illustration Program and School of Visual Arts (NY) for the BFA Illustration Program. She is currently teaching full time at MICA BFA Illustration Program. She also perform workshops and lectures at Universities and Museums. 
Here is the list of some of the places she has visited:

Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Now she draws and creates imaginative world in Brooklyn, NY. 
She has produced art for books, products, magazines, posters, and store installations from clients all over the world. 
Her work appeared in NIKE, Delta, Disney Hyperion Books, KidRobot, The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, Washington Post, Runners World, Nickelodeon, Noggin TV, Plan Sponsors Magazine, Men's Journal, Roger la Borde, Macy's, and HongKong Mega Mall.

Aya Also takes her imaginary friends to travel, exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the world. (Gallery CV, please request)

Illustration Medals by Society of Illustrators NY, SILA, MOCCA Festival, Print Magazine, and 3x3 Illustration