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Akemi Emma Ito is a mixed media illustrator. Originally from Japan, and now living on the West Coast of Canada, her creative style and drawings are influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. She works in watercolor, pen and ink and colored pencils. Her favorite lunch ritual involves coffee and a daily sketch. She has been an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and illustrators) since 2014.

Cards (and prints) are available at:

-Nikkei Museum Gift Shop

-Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden Gift Shop

-Redbubble- online


-Group Exhibition, Stride Burnaby Art Festival & Shalbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC- Jan- Feb 2022

-Group Exhibition, Stride Burnaby Art Festival, Burnaby BC- Jan 2021

-Solo Exhibition, Nikkei Museum, Burnaby BC- Nov 2019

-Solo Exhibition, Burnaby Neighborhood House, Burnaby BC- Jul 2019


-2024 You Are Here Calendar, North Van Arts

-Public Art, Donald Storywalk, City of Port Coquitlam- 2022

-Holiday Card, BC Children's Hospital, 2021, 2022, 2023

-New Year Card, Powell Street Festival Society, 2020

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