Born in Iga City, Japan, Naomi Ito is a textile designer as well as a watercolor artist. She paints to spin a tale or poetry, inspired by elements in nature. Ito started showing her artworks in 1994 in Osaka, Tokyo and Paris. She has produced textile paintings with her label “nani IRO” since 2002. Her works have been used on book covers, in picture books, TV commercials and dramas. Moreover, she has been involved in a wide range of activities including interior décor design, corporate identity design, and hosting workshops on watercolor painting inspired by words. Ito has won numerous awards including Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC) Award, Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) Award, and International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno. She published books written in Japanese along with a sewing pattern book for clothes made of nani IRO fabrics, an art book of her watercolor paintings, and her latest work, “Poetry Textile”, published by Itsura Books.