Julia Nascimento

  • Illustrator
  • Japan

Watercolor & ink illustrator and comics creator. I specialize in people and food.

I was born and raised in Brazil, and I have been living in Tokyo since 2010 when I came to pursue a graduate degree.
My academic background is a mix of visual arts, animation and fashion, and I have worked for some fashion companies like People Tree and Junko Koshino here in Japan. I have also researched for the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs in the fashion field.
In the last few years, I have decided to become an illustrator and since then I have been doing commissions for print and digital media. I also create comics!
I absolutely love good food and cannot live without books! I am also a helpless art supplies geek!


WatercolorIllustrationFood IllustrationFashion IllustrationComics




Bunka Publishing Bureau, Innovative Language, Jiyugaoka Gym, Supermama, Liquem Tokyo



Clouds Art + Coffee Koenji, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan

From May 1 to May 13

ToCo – the Tokyo Collective “hajime” Group

nintetytwo 13 Tokyo Chapter, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

From April 14 to April 22

Home Sweet Home Illustration Exhibition Group

Black Gazai Hiroshima, Japan

From August 30 to September 5

Palette Club School Graduation Exhibition Group

Palette Club School Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan

From March 10 to March 20

Hyperflat Collective Group

Design Festa Gallery Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

From April 9 to April 11


PhD in Fashion Culture (on hold) at Bunka Gakuen University

April 2012 – March 2016 Tokyo, Japan

Full credit withdrawal

MA in Fashion Business at Bunka Gakuen University

April 2010 – March 2012 Tokyo, Japan

Research on organic cotton

Post secondary certificate in Fashion Design at Federal University of Minas Gerais

February 2008 – December 2009 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

This course was part of a non-degree program offered by the Fine Arts School extension center

BA in Visual Arts at Federal University of Minas Gerais

August 2005 – July 2009 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Major in Film Animation