Julius Ohta & Terumi Yamamoto
|Julius Ohta, Illustrator|
Terumi Yamamoto, Account Mananger
São Paulo, Brazil
"My name is Terumi and I am manager of an illustrations studio sited in São Paulo, Brazil, named FUZION. I found On My Desk a couple of days ago and I would like to showcase our studio."
"We work in a team of four and Julius Ohta is our senior illustrator. There is Samara, my assistant and Sayuri, art assistant. We offer illustrations to advertising companies and we are quite busy here."
"My contribuition on interior design is the coloring pattern, where white and silver rules and an almost red tone orange make contrast. I wanted to show not only how serious our work is, but also something modern and fun."
"Our super cool lego shelves are our salvation, ‘couse they are good not only to separate environments but also to store CDs, books, papers and a lot more."
"This is Julius’ desk. Pretty clean, hun? Well, it is not like that all the time. It used to be a mess, with books and papers everywhere. But nowadays he is creating directly on his macpro – which is hiding under his desk. A sketch drawing on paper is for rough only or for fun - as he says."
"This is my personal desk, with 2 computer monitors. I wish I could work only on my mac mini, but my bank software doesn’t work on mac. So I handle with both, mac and pc."
"These are our assistants’ desks. We ask them to keep it clean, but they are already pretty organized. At a first look, our place seems cold, but it is quite fun."
"We always have a background. music, which makes us inspired to create cool stuff like these little monsters that we call as Poupançudos. They are pretty famous among brazillian children."- TY
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Welcome to my little studio. In it I love to draw and make things.
I have two nice work surfaces. The first is this great drafting table found at a yard sale for 50-. My dad cleaned it up and "voila" I have this wonderful place to layout my work.
It is so big I can proudly display my collection of markers and color pencils without them getting in the way. I use these tools on a daily basis and they make me happy.
Above this desk hangs a bulletin board with a multitude of things that inspire me. As you can see, much of what I love comes via snail mail. There is nothing like a handwritten note on beautiful stationery.
In a cleaning frenzy last year I decided to give away all my bookshelves. (Yep, I'm not too sure that was a smart idea either...) As a result, stacks of books decorate every room in my house, including the studio. The first stack is my collection of sketchbooks. Most of the books I draw in I find on sale at Borders. I like the fact that they are big and cheap...it takes the pressure off having to make "perfect" sketches.
Here's my other desk AND my computer. I could go on and on about Mac....but I'll spare you the details. Let me just say this...I love it. Above my desk hangs a painting I began working on a few years back. It's unfinished, but I like it that way.
I keep current projects in files on my desk. I really wish I was inherently organized, but this is something I definitely have to work at.
Under my desk, in his favorite spot, is my studio companion Pokey. Quite possibly the best dog ever, he is an expert at keeping my feet warm and unplugging my computer right in the middle of an unsaved project :(
To the right of this desk is a caricature of my fiance Edgar and I when we were in NYC a few years back. Under it is my favorite painting of Pokey.
Here are two more of my studio friends.
I'm lucky to have two big closets in my studio. They really help in my goal of staying organized. Off to the side of my closet is an enlarged film strip of my parents on a beach trip soon after they got married. This is one of my favorite possessions.
It's funny how some images leave indelible marks on your memory. Ever since I was little I wanted a closet like the one in the children's book "The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room."
While I don't have the beautifully colored shoe boxes, I think this is as close as I'm going to get.
Well, we're at the end of the tour. Thanks so much for visiting and on your way out please feel free to take a card :)