A little about me

Hi, my name is Jamie Nakamoto, I’m an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, here in Burlington Vermont.

Founder of my brand Manic Magpie. I started off my art career as an award winning US army veteran, where I competed as a sculptor and training instructor for the United States Culinary Arts Team. Graduated with honors from The Art Institute of Austin Texas earning my Bachelor of fine art and furthering my education pursuing an associates in Graphic design.

A Little about my Art Style

My art style is very abstract and dreamy with more
muted color palettes and beautiful flowing lines and shapes in both my illustrations and my branding animations.


Collages of drawings and photos

3D depth and realism

Vintage Earthy colors

Patterns and textures

Decretive Typography

Simplified illustrations

Isometric illustrations

 Geometric designs



Abstract and Dreamy

Simple eye catching, abstract and dreamy using muted color palettes and simple color gradients to add depth and texture.



Branded Animations

Creating complex graphics, animation and live video content for a diverse array of media, with the use visual effects, animation and other cinematic techniques to bring your vision to life.


Earthy colors: a sense of vintage

Earthy colors with hand drawn ink illustrations to convey the home feeling of the 50’s Retro Design in Modern times.


Decorative typography

Creating each letter with attention to detail decorated with beautifule flowers, and artistic fonts.

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