Since little, Yuko has always enjoyed creating pictures and stories. People, places, and unexpected happenings in life often inspire her to ruminate on various topics and apply them to her image-making. Though naturally shy, she enjoys getting to know people personally and understanding their narratives. She finds people-watching and people-reading especially fascinating. Existing stories and philosophies also add to her knowledge and creativity. From meaty 18th century Elizabethan monologues to contemporary collegiate slam poetry, Yuko likes finding new material and mediums that people express themselves. All of these factors combined, this type of "researching" has fed her creativity and illustration work and she will always continue to search for more inspiration in various other platforms.