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I’m an artist/illustrator on a mission to leave the world brighter than I found it. My various illustration projects include screen printed t-shirts, interactive apps, hand-lettered logos and merchandise designs. My approach to creating combines elements of advertising characters, retro motifs, and my family’s traditional sign painting practice.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in Toronto with my partner Taikun Kambashi where I’ve applied for permanent residency. After spending the past two years fulfilling a long time dream of creating a video game, I’ve decided to re-center myself in my illustration practice. I’m looking forward to spending this summer screen printing in our basement art studio, painting outside and participating in local art events.

PS: I would still like to paint a mural in a vintage bowling alley or rollerskating rink if anyone has any leads. Thanks! :)

The 3 things my work does best:

  • Spreads joy and creates connections with people

  • Stands out - in a crowd, on a shelf, on a web site or across a room

  • Makes people hungry

My clients include Pocky, Facebook, Bitty Apps, Eat Your Kimchi, Lucid Sheep Games, The Yetee, Blood Code. My work has been featured several times on the front page of Apple’s App Store and in the Nintendo Switch eShop.

I commissioned Pete to come up with the art for my app “Kegel Kat” and it was an absolute joy to work with him on the project. His creativity and imagination shines through in his work, which is a glorious blend of cute, edgy and fun. I highly recommend him for design and illustration work.
— Emma Assin, Bitty Apps


Press

2018
The Oregonian / Nintendo Life / TouchArcade / Bonus Stage

2017
Waypoint / Kotaku / Gamezebo / Pocket Gamer / TouchArcade / AppAdvice / Clutter

2016
App Advice / Super Cute Kawaii / Clutter / CuteZine / Super Cute Kawaii / Mediapost

2015
TokyoBunnie / Cutezine / Tiny Cartridge

 

Awards & Features

2017, #Breakforcist, front page feature on iOS App Store
2017, Pocky, Silver Award, American Advertising Awards, Phoenix, AZ (Illustrator)

 

Solo Shows

2016, Ground Kontrol, Portland, OR
2016, Spritely Bean, Portland, OR

 

Group Shows

2018, My Famicase Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, Japan
2015, Wonderland Art for Animals, Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA
2014, From The Toy Box, Ltd Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014, Artcrank, Portland, OR
2013, Group Show, Home:Bass, Portland, OR