Book signing event for her children book. ( Book Passage at the Ferry Building)

Book signing event for her children book. ( Book Passage at the Ferry Building)

Tomoko Maruyama

Tomoko believes everything you experience or imagine can be transformed into art. Her goal is to capture those emotions and share them.

Tomoko was born and raised in Japan. Since she was a child, Tomoko excelled in sport and arts. She first decided to pursue her first passion: sport. She received a degree in Bachelor of Health and Sport Science from Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo. After a few years working as a sports teacher, she decided to see the world and pursue her second passion: art. So she moved to the US and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts degree from Centenary College in New Jersey. Upon graduation, she started working as a graphic designer for a design agency in Manhattan.

Eventually, Tomoko moved to San Francisco and started her own design studio in SoMa. She created her own brand "Colors of San Francisco" which features art prints, stationery and gifts. Her work is now available in selected museums and several stores throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. 

Tomoko has a unique style combining carefully placed lines and shapes with a selection of warm colors. She strives to capture and share pleasant feelings of warmth and love through her work.