My name is Emiko Hackman. I was born and raised on the salty shores of Redondo Beach, California. Growing up, there was never any doubt in my mind that art would be apart of my life forever. The sea runs life through my veins as a surfer and SoCal native, it inspires me to visually portray the beauty of the ocean and all aspects of the world that God has created. In 2014 I graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a BA in Graphic Design. I still live in Southern California, expanding my portfolio so one day I can hopefully help conservation efforts by spreading awareness through my art and creating pieces that inspire and move others emotionally to want to express themselves in a positive way.