Yoshiko Ogura graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She worked for several years as an art director and character designer for Konami and Sega. Ogura went on to study at the prestigious Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in France. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and has exhibited her award-winning art in Japan, Paris, New York, New Zealand, and elsewhere. She has now returned to Japan and opened the Grace Academy of Art in Tokyo, offering drawing and painting courses, art therapy, art counseling, and art events for children.