Kent Yoshimura is a multi-media creative, filmmaker, and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, CA.
Throughout his professional career, Kent has directed content for global brands such as McDonald’s, Lego, AT&T, Benjamin Moore, Ford, and many others. As an artist, he illustrated Master Davey and The Magic Tea House, which was released worldwide at all Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations, and his illustrations have traveled across children’s museums throughout the United States. He has been featured on NBC for his large-scale public art pieces, the New York Times for his mural work, and in TIME magazine, Huffington Post, Men's Health, Vice, and NPR for his YouTube videos.
As a martial artist, Kent competed internationally, fighting alongside Muay Thai champions in Thailand and serving as a training partner in Judo for Olympic medalists at the Kodokan and the Japanese royal guards within the Imperial Palace.
In 2015, he co-founded Neuro - a functional confectionary brand revolutionizing the consumable supplement space. The product was successfully backed by over 500 people on Indiegogo in less than three days, and has since been featured in publications such as TIME magazine, Dr. Oz, Forbes, FOX News, Food And Wine, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, and Fast Company. It can now be found in over 5000 retail locations nationwide.
Alongside his ventures, Kent currently paints large scale murals as both a freelance artist and a qualified muralist through the Department of Cultural Affairs, and most recently co-designed the immersive retail experience CAMP in New York as well as The Sixth Collection for Jerry Lorenzo's streetwear brand Fear of God.
CLIENTS / PROJECTS
McDonald's, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Sony, Philips, AT&T, LEGO, Ford, Benjamin Moore, Twins Fight Gear, Lumber Liquidators, Cuttle Inc., LA Art Alliance, Booksicals, Artworx LA, City of Altadena, Wava Studios, United Studios of Self Defense, Boston Children's Museum, Tina Cassaday Creations, Freewaves, Los Angeles Metro, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, The Village Academy, School of Arts and Enterprise, The Drip Club, Hear No Evil Studios, Warner Brothers, Swell Investing.
NBC: Artist Hopes Work Sparks City Conversation
TIME: This Man Got Nearly $100 Worth of Free Stuff on His Birthday
LA TACO: There is a Crocodile in Echo Park Lake
NPR: Kent Yoshimura Decided To Enjoy His Birthday
Naked Juice: Pack in More with Kent Yoshimura
NY Times: Historic Warner Grand Theatre adds a playful scene depicting underwater musicians
NY POST: How To Score All The Free Stuff On Your Birthday
Rafu Shimpo: Azusa Street Project Reimagines Critical J-Town Linkage
Yahoo!: How to Celebrate Your Birthday with Free Stuff
LA TACO: Statue Takeover by REBVS
Beverly Hills Courier: Boy Scouts Get Creative For Children In Need
Men's Health: You’ll Be Impressed By How Many Free Meals This Guy Scored On His Birthday
The Eastsider: The Artist Behind the Echo Park Crocodile
Voyage LA: Meet Kent Yoshimura of NeuroGum in Downtown LA
Cosmopolitan: Watch As One Man Attempts to Eat All the Free Birthday Food on His Big Day
LAist: 'Alligator' spotted in Echo Park Lake
VICE: Live Vicariously Through The Guy Who Spent His Birthday Getting Free Food All Over Town
okidoki - An experiential immersive design collective that builds immersive environments meant to communicate a unique and authentic narrative in a physical space. Clients include CAMP, Fear of God and Wonderspaces.
Row Gallery - A 501(c)(3) that supports underprivileged artists through both a physical and online gallery space. Partnering with creative non-profits, our online marketplace promotes independence by allowing disadvantaged artists to exhibit and sell their work to a worldwide audience.
Petronome - Whether you're a kid, a pet lover, or a rock star, Petronome is an iphone metronome app that helps you keep time with a meow, a bark, or even a quack. Practice the instrument of your choice to the sound of your favorite animal pal.
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