Maurizio Russo alias Mau Russo an italian creative designer-illustrator living in Tokyo Japan.
I try to do graphics and illustrations in the same piece and also something interesting to watch. Also i’m studying toy design with my papertoy.
what are you currently working on?
After my 3 months here in Japan I have a commission from a new studio to design creative stuff as flyers and papertoys for some restaurants in this area. Also I continue to get commissions from the Italian agency where I worked in this last year. Living in Tokyo isn’t so cheap so in the evening I work part time in a Roppongi’s pub…this is great also to improve my English and as well try to speak few Japanese words :)
what has had the greatest influence on your work?
Sometime people think that this is not a real work.
how has technology impacted upon the work you do?
I think that the most thing is what you have inside in you..technology can’t do nothing with out this.
Beside this I love technology and my Macbook and those change the most type of my work everyday.
I have a portfolio blog at http://www.maurusso.com I update frequently with also tutorials and free toy to download.
“Tiziano Terzani”, an Italian journalist that lived in the Asia area for many years … this help me a lot to understand the people around me!