Full name

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

Brightly-colored and kinetic, the elasticity of Juuhachi’s work has been featured in projects from the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Junior and Nintendo as well as a variety of indie studios. In time spent away from the drawing board, you’re likely to find her reading, shapeshifting and traveling whenever possible.


UI Artist

WayForward Technologies

July 2020 – Present

Digital Artist

Workinman Interactive

Rochester, NY · March 2013 – June 2020

Live Digital Artist


Seattle, WA · November 2012 – January 2013


Integrated Worldwide

Seattle, WA · January 2012 – June 2012

Design Intern

Workinman Interactive

Rochester, NY · June 2010 – December 2010


Reporter Magazine

Rochester, NY · January 2010 – May 2010


Oni Press

May 2009 – June 2009

Digitally colored cover art for Labor Days Vol. 2.

Animation Intern

Animatus Studio

Rochester, NY · January 2009 – May 2009

Visual Development Intern

World Leaders Entertainment

New York, NY · June 2008 – August 2008


Visiting Student Program

Paris College of Art

Paris, France · August 2009 – December 2009

BFA in Illustration

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY · 2006 – 2010

2016 Mobile Sites + Apps: Family & Kids Honoree , Webby Awards
Nickelodeon Music Maker
2016 Online Game Winner , Cynopsis Media
Sanjay and Craig the Lost Frycade
2013 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 Bread Machine Games Imaginary Monsters Redstart Interactive WayForward Technologies


illustration, pixel art, animation, cartooning, design, digital art, UI/UX design


Adobe Photoshop, Traditional Media, Adobe Illustrator, Spine, Aesprite, Blender