Ellie Yanagisawa is a self-taught artist living in the District of Columbia. By day she is a front end web developer for an environmental conservation non-profit. By night, she extracts her brain visions onto whatever surface and medium she can find. She finds inspiration in many things, including: the ocean, her dreams, all manga by CLAMP and Junji Ito, anime, art nouveau illustration, shunga, and her Japanese-American identity. In her afterlife, she hopes to become a mastigias papua, or spotted jellyfish, and live in the sea.