Showko Yamanaka was born in Osaka, Japan. Ever since she was a child, she has had a strong passion for drawing and creating. After leaning graphic design at the university, she had worked for a printing company as a designer. During her work, she had a lot of occasions to handle illustrations, and she started having further interest in illustrations. Because of this experience in the company, she decided to focus on drawing.
Showko Yamanaka believes the importance of illustrations in design. Since she consider illustration should have been attracting and impetus people to interest the goods, her drawing has always been unique and intimate. She enjoy to describe everyday life that is added humorous ideas, and furthermore, her most happiness is that when her works make people feel fun.
She currently lives in Osaka, Japan and continues making her works.