Ayaka Iko was born and raised in Japan, and received a BSc in communication and interactive design from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York in 2009, four years after emigrating to the United States.
She loves rich colors and all things handmade. During her studies, she created many innovative campaigns within an multi-disciplinary team. More recently she has collaborated on Scribbled Line People with fellow digital artist Randy Church.
Apart from visual art she mostly makes clothes, eats sweets and watches the cartoon show Adventure Time. She has won several online awards and her work has been published in magazines including 3D World.