Christine Nishiyama, artist

Hey y'all!

My name is Christine Nishiyama, and I live high up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with my husband (Declan), toddler (Butterbean), and grumpy old dog (Oni). You can contact me about art, projects, or whatever else ya want below!


INSTAGRAM: Yeehoo! I quit all social media! I prefer to connect with other artists through our private artist community, Might Could Studiomates. Join us!


I’m an illustrator, author, and artist working primarily in children’s publishing. I create my art in a variety of mediums, but especially love drawing with Posca paint pens and Tombow brush pens.

In 2020, my debut illustrated book, Layla and the Bots: Happy Paws, was published by Scholastic. Following shortly after were the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books in that series.

Besides making books, I also write weekly essays for my Substack newsletter (where I share the process behind my books) and teach classes on Skillshare.



  • We Are Fungi by Christine Nishiyama – Might Could Studios, 2017