Kathryn DeFeo

  • Digital Illustrator
  • Rochester, NY

“Gamers often feel a need to defend their passion. My mom used to question the value of the stuff I played while growing up…It would’ve been a lot easier and quicker to just show her the work of artist Kathryn DeFeo (known as Juuhachi).”

-Jeff Grubb, Games Journalist at VentureBeat.com

Bold, brightly-colored and kinetic, the elasticity of Juuhachi’s work has been featured in games developed for clients such as Nickelodeon, Disney Junior and Nintendo. During time spent away from the drawing board, you’re likely to find her exploring, shapeshifting and traveling whenever possible.


2D Artist at Workinman Interactive

March 2013 – Present Rochester, NY

Live Digital Artist at Microsoft

November 2012 – January 2013 Seattle, WA

Illustrator/Designer at Integrated Worldwide

January 2012 – June 2012 Seattle, WA

Design Intern at Workinman Interactive

June 2010 – December 2010 Rochester, NY

Illustrator at Reporter Magazine

January 2010 – May 2010 Rochester, NY

Colorist at Oni Press

May 2009 – June 2009

Digitally colored cover art for Labor Days Vol. 2.

Animation Intern at Animatus Studio

January 2009 – May 2009 Rochester, NY

Visual Development Intern at World Leaders Entertainment

June 2008 – August 2008 New York, NY


Visiting Student Program at Paris College of Art

August 2009 – December 2009 Paris, France

BFA in Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology

2006 – 2010 Rochester, NY


Mobile Sites + Apps: Family & Kids Honoree, Webby Awards

Nickelodeon Music Maker

Online Game 
Winner, Cynopsis Media

Sanjay and Craig the Lost Frycade

Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review

Illustration and Design for “Magical Fairy Friends” e-Book


Nickelodeon, Nintendo, Disney Junior, Addicting Games, Workinman Interactive, Microsoft, Oni Press, Integrated Worldwide


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