(Catalog - Picture Book)
SCOTT GOTO, author and illustrator of picture book The Perfect Sword, was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he currently resides. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Art Education, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in illustration with honors. Scott currently works as a freelance illustrator, fine artist and for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA) for the City and County of Honolulu. Scott has experience working in the children’s publishing market, having illustrated picture and text books for companies such as Walker & Company, Charlesbridge, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin, Publications International, Watermark (Wordsworth the Poet), The University of Redlands, California, and Hampton Brown. He also has experience in the advertising and editorial fields with his work being published in magazines such as Highlights, Guitar Player, Realms of Fantasy, Hana Hou, HMSA, Pacific Business News and Malamalama. Some of his advertising clients have included Hilo Hattie’s, Star Markets, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Tesoro Hawaii, Trex Entertainment and Gentry Pacific.
When not working on his art, Scott enjoys his other passion of listening to and collecting all kinds of music and playing his guitar. He also finds time to embrace his super geekiness by creating costumes and being an active member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, the world’s largest STAR WARS costuming club. Scott is also an avid practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan, relying on and enjoying its many health benefits to help keep him centered and sane in the crazy world of art!
* * *