Tomo was born and raised in a small town in Gifu, Japan. He moved to Tokyo when he was 21 to work in the web business as a web/UI designer and project manager for 8 years. Aside from the work experience, he performed live painting performances, mainly in Tokyo. In 2006, he moved to San Francisco to attend the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts in 2006. He now works at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art and as a freelance web and graphic designer in San Francisco. He’s also a fairly serious drummer and a really serious backwards walker.