Naomiyaki is a creative studio focusing on illustration and character design.

We aim for the right look before getting fussy about technical stuff. If the best design style for a project is hand drawn with pastels, we do it! Good design tells a story, and it isn’t about how trendy looking your website is.
At the same time, we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty with code (sometimes we even kind of like it).

Futureproofing is important to us. We always want to make sure our creations are as ready as possible for the next media devices coming down the path. Bring it on, Apple.

Our work has appeared on everything from book covers to web applications.

We are currently undergoing a 2.5 revision of this page and are in the middle of putting together more recent works. Please follow us on twitter for updates, or feel free to shoot us an email to if you want to see examples or talk about a project.

Recent Illustrations and Comics

A fancy new gallery is on its way. In the meantime, please have a look at the blog for drawings, and Naomi’s comic, Domestic Animal.

Recent Web Design & Development Work

Awesome websites we’ve worked on recently along with our role in each project.

  • Super Factories is a curated video site featuring the best factory/how it’s made videos from around the web. The content is hand picked by the team at Hoff Productions, a major producer of factory films and shows.
    Role: Complete WordPress based theme design from concept to coding. Custom blog integration with YouTube and Vimeo APIs and jQuery menu scripting.
  • La Carmina Blog

    The blog for everything to do with spooky cute fashion, Tokyo’s alt/goth culture, and more.
    Role: Complete WordPress theme Redesign from concept to coding and promo Illustration
  • Ed Valentine Writer

    Homepage and blog for hilariously talented bicoastal writer of cartoons like “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and “Doc Mc Stuffins”
    Role: Complete WordPress theme design. JQuery splash applet. Try it out!
  • Carlo Bejec

    Portfolio for LA based designer for megabrands including LG, Toyota, Harper Collins and more
    Role: Custom WordPress Template coding
  • Help Japan Wiki

    In house project | Custom database app with calendar to organize Japan earthquake relief resources/events
  • How to Draw Manga

    Homepage for manga publisher Japanime and it’s award winning series of books: “Kana De Manga/Kanji de Manga” Role: Website template design, graphic design, Flash site design, Flash animation, Social Media Integration Link:
  • La Carmina & The Pirates

    Film-fixing, trendhunting, and translation company La Carmina & The Pirates has arranged productions for companies like Travel Channel, Food Network, National Geographic and CNN
    Role: Website design from concept to code, logo and graphic design
  • Thrive Survive

    Non-profit organization providing support to young cancer survivors in Los Angeles area and growing
    Role: WordPress theme development, graphic design
  • Bobby Dub

    Up and coming Los Angeles Pop Musician
    Role: Web Development, JQuery based site navigation that allows for music player and other widgets to display/play consistently while user browses page, Tumblr integration
  • Tech Shrink

    Landing page for psychologist and tech advocate George Nitzburg
    Role: WordPress theme development, logo and graphic design
  • Bob

    Homepage and blog for Los Angeles based vocal and musical theater coach Bob Garret
    Role: WordPress theme development, custom sidebar widget development, logo and graphic design