Rieko Yamanaka




A graduate of Barnard College, Rieko worked in theater and film as a professional dancer before studying graphic design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts. She has worked as a designer for Kargo, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair), Animoto, Quidsi, Oliver Wyman, NYU School of Law, Blue Man Productions, Shabby Apple, Tom Tom Magazine, Mr. Boddington’s Studio, and many other companies and clients.

Rieko lives in Brooklyn with her husband and likes to draw, move, and meditate.



“Talented, patient, flexible and engaged, Rieko contributed to the project far beyond just design. She took the time to develop a clear understanding and deep connection to the project’s purpose and goals, and designed with them in mind at all times. . . . I’d work with Rieko again in a heartbeat and encourage you to work with her, as well. You’ll be happy you did.”

Stacie Billis, author of Peko Peko: Family-Friendly Japanese Recipes


“Within only days of working with Rieko, I realized she was the most organized, proficient and quickest learner I had ever worked with. Her calmness, willingness to learn and amazing problem solving skills were immediately a huge asset to the design department.”

Gina Maher, former Director of Design and Retail at Mr. Boddington’s Studio


“Rieko is a highly intelligent, detail-oriented, creative team player who has an impeccable work ethic and wonderful people skills. It is difficult to recommend Rieko highly enough.”

Gayle Madeira, former Senior Production Designer at Goldman Sachs