Born 1948, Japan
Yoichi Shimizu is a Japanese-born graphic designer who worked primarily in Toronto. After graduating from Naniwa Art College in Osaka, Shimizu worked for a Japanese design company, Nippon Create Design Limited, for from 1974-1976. He then immigrated to Canada and worked for Gottschalk and Ash Limited in Montreal, later moving on to different design companies in Toronto. In 1984, he began working under the company ‘YS Design’.