yoriko murakami


Yoriko Murakami is a  filmmaker Specialized in animation. Uses a variety of medium such as clay model, hand drawing and both 2D and 3D computer programs. She has years of working experience as an art director in advertising in Tokyo.Yoriko majored in Craft Arts at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. In 2001 Yorico enrolled in USC's School of Cinema-TV, Division of Animation and Digital Arts in Los Angeles, and received her MFA in 2005. Yoriko has been working on commercials, TV shows and films as a director, animator, and fabricator. She currently teaches animation at LACHSA, Los Angeles County High School for Arts and Cal State University Long Beach.


about yoriko and puppets

puppets 01-The Rifles' Spiral by Shins

                    finished video

puppets 02- Commercial work for United Airline Heart

                    finished video

puppets 03 -The Laughing Man

                        finished video 

puppets 04 , - More work, molding casting

3D - CGI

yoriko murakami animation reel

yoriko 2d


short films by Yoriko 

yoriko commercial works 

contact: yoricom@gmail.com








Image from Shins music video Rifle's Spiral directed by Jamie Caliri
Character Design by Alex Juhasz
Puppet Built by Yoriko Murakami
photographed by Matt Manning