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Masami Makes Art
Masami Makes Art

Masami Makes Art

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Introduction: Hi, I'm Masami, an Illustrator and Storyboard artist in the LA area. I've been working since 2012 on everything from illustrating original comics to teaching people Photoshop and Painting skills. Let me know what you need! -Masami

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Hired 15 times

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9 years in business

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Jan - Jun

Featured Projects
  • Multipage Illustrated Story

    Approx. $2000

  • Hand Painted Single Illustration

    Approx. $400

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

12 reviews


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Aaron M.


I was looking for an illustrator for my upcoming novel “Trapped” (horror novel) and I came across Masami. I must say, I’m really happy with the final product. Masami got into contact with me as soon as I messaged her, and she called, texted, and kept me up to speed- very professional! Highly recommend her! She was pleasant to work with! Cheers 🍻 Aaron “Trapped” will be available by mid February 👍
Jan 22, 2021
Christopher D.


We hired Masami for a quick turn around on eight character illustrations for an animation project/pitch to film and streaming studios. I cannot begin to describe how pleased we were with her Comprehensive Design sensibility; her broad spectrum business and communication style; her ability to nail the complex color design of each character while still making each one completely different from the next. It’s like she knew the subtle differences and quirks that made up each character, with little or no input from us. It was uncanny! Masami is one of the most gifted artists around and an absolute joy to work with—and I should know, having worked in advertising and the film business for over 30 years. Do yourself a favor and hire this woman!
Oct 13, 2020
Joseph B.


I cannot say enough good things about Masami as an artist, as a professional and as a person. I wrote a story about my French Canadian great grandparents going on a pilgrimage to Sainte Anne de Beaupre in Quebec and I wanted to have it illustrated with full size color illustrations. It was a complicated and sensitive project and Masami enthusiastically embraced it. Right from the beginning, Masami reached out to me on the phone so we could discuss my vision for the illustrations. She also conducted extensive research into the dress and culture of early 20th century French Canadians as well as 17th century Hurons from Quebec. She kept me informed of her progress and made sure to ask questions about what my expectations were as needed. She was the ultimate teammate on this project. In the end we had fifteen 10 x 13 full color illustrations as well as a book that is getting ready to be published as I write this review. I strongly recommend Masami for your illustration projects. I have attached some of her work so you can see for yourself.
Aug 5, 2020
Keri B.

I had a short window to find an illustrator for my book. After interviewing several illustrators, when I found Masami I immediately knew she was the one. What I found most impressive about Masami, is her ability to listen. While I lacked the artistic vocabulary to expressly communicate my ideas, I had to instead communicate how I wanted potential book purchasers to feel at first glance of the book. Masami, listened attentively, took notes and nailed it on the first draft. I am also thankful for Masami's professionalism and customer service. She met every deadline presented without fail. She was receptive to feedback. Last but not least, she offered professional suggestions that could potentially enhance the book's marketability (tones and colors). My book is available for purchase in October. Often, for novice authors, the book cover is just as important as the content of the book. Simply, put 80% of book purchasers, purchase books at first glance after reviewing two things: (1) Abstract written on the back of the book and (2) The book cover; Like they say, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression". Thank you Masami for guaranteeing my first impression will be an 'impressionable one'. I look forward to using you again for the sequel.
Aug 9, 2020
David G.


Great person to work with! Has gone far beyond what was asked for and great to work with!!! Did all the work in a timely manner!!!
Aug 12, 2020
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Masami Kiyono


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing vary based on each project, but I am flexible and open to negotiate. I ask for half up front and half and the end.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always talk to the customer before beginning any project to get a better sense what they need and how much time their project should take. Based off of that, we can determine a price.

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