Hi there! I create colorful children’s books and animations about romance, community, and the precious nature of memory and existence. At the heart of my practice is a passion for bright colors, playful shapes, and fantastical situations!

Recent works include Kamiyasi Kamiyasi, an Ainu fairytale about friendship, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, a story about remembering, and Sappho and Friends, an animated trilogy about puppy love and in-group humor that pays homage to educational children’s media, which – along with oral histories and cultural myths and folktales – my work is endlessly inspired by.

In addition to my work as an artist, I am an up-and-coming educator who is passionate about nurturing creativity and a love for storytelling in children. In the past, I have taught with the Conejo Valley Unified School District and small family-owned daycare centers and summer camps in the Ventura County area.

I received my BA from the University of California, San Diego in 2019 and currently live and work in sunny Los Angeles.

Contact: sameraxu@gmail.com

Other places to find me: INSTAGRAM | VIMEO