My name is Emiko but some call me Meeks. I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer, born and raised on the salty shores of Redondo Beach, California. Growing up as a child, there was never any doubt in my mind that the creative world would be apart of my life forever. Im inspired by absolutely everything, mostly surf culture, anything retro and all music. I feel so drawn to so many things because my first love, the ocean, has shown me how beautiful life is. I think art is important, it shows the trials and tribulations in all walks of life, everything that people go through and how relatable we all are to each other at the end of the day. We all feel pain, love, joy, sorrow, Im inspired by artists who captivate these relatable emotions and I want to create pieces that inspire and move others to want to express themselves in a positive way.