Kikuo grew up on the island of Maui. He began a career in cartooning and illustration with the release of his debut graphic novel, Night Fisher in 2005. Since then, his award winning drawings have appeared on magazine covers, book jackets, in ad campaigns, animated films, and in galleries around the world. He divides his time drawing and playing the ukulele in Brooklyn New York and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Partial Client list: AARP / Abrams Books / The Atlantic / Airbnb / Bloomberg / CNN / ESPN / The Guardian / The Guggenheim Foundation / GQ / Marvel Comics / Newsweek / The New Yorker / The New York Times / Nickelodeon / Nike / Penguin Books / Pentagram / PUMA / Random House / The Wall Street Journal / Wieden + Kennedy / Wired