Full name

Nobu Koch


Illustrator, Animator


Juneau, AK


Nobu Koch is an animator and illustrator, who was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She prefers animating characters who have trouble with their words. In 2014, she illustrated the children's book, "Mary's Wild Winter Feast," for the University of Alaska Press. It is well known that she loves cheese.

In the daylight, Nobu is a Publications Specialist at Sealaska Heritage Institute. At SHI she focuses mostly on graphic design and photography. She has designed 23 children's books (published by Sealaska Heritage) through the Baby Raven Reads grant. Her painted backgrounds appear in four of these books, Baby Eagle, Baby Raven, Haida Baby Eagle, and Haida Baby Raven.

She is currently working on a stop-motion animation project about the Rabbit in the Moon (a Japanese folk tale), a few sculptural pieces, and a second illustrated children's book with author, Hannah Lindoff.


Publications Specialist

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Juneau, AK · January 2015 –


BFA in Animation and Visual Effects

Academy of Art University


BA in Geology

Pomona College


2014 Spring Show , Academy of Art University

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Juneau District Heating