Yoko d’Holbachie was born in 1971 in Yokohama Japan and studied design and art at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has worked for almost 10 years as a freelance designer for advertisements, books and magazines, as well as doing design for entertainment and video games. She began to show art work in the US in 2008. She has lived in Yokohama, Japan for several years. But also teaches art in Tokyo a few days a week.