SCOTT GOTO ART
Scott was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he currently resides. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Art Education, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in illustration, with honors. Scott currently works as a freelance illustrator, fine artist and graphic designer, while also working at the City and County of Honolulu's Division of Road Maintenance, as a community volunteer specialist. At the City, Scott works with individuals and organizations that want to volunteer their time to help make the community a better place to live.
Scott is a published author and illustrator, having illustrated picture and text books for companies such as Walker & Company, Charlesbridge, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin, Publications International, Watermark, The University of Redlands, California and Hampton Brown. He also has experience in the advertising and editorial fields with his work being published in magazines such as Highlights, Guitar Player, Realms of Fantasy, Hana Hou, HMSA, Pacific Business News and Malamalama. Some of his advertising clients have included Hilo Hattie’s, Star Markets, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Tesoro Hawaii, TrexEntertainment and Gentry Pacific.
When not working on his art, Scott enjoys his other passion of listening to and collecting all kinds of music, playing his guitar and mixing sound for live music performances. He is a regular practitioner of Tai Chi and Karate for their many health benefits, especially for relieving stress and clearing the gazillion of thoughts rushing through his head!