Azsa West comes from a haunted, surfer town in Southern California. She was raised by dolphins, skate boarders, and a graphic designer that believed in aliens. Azsa is an artist, director and creative director with a background in fine art, writing, art direction, music, and film. She studied photography and illustration at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and graduated from think tank /cult W+K 12 with an emphasis on ideation, art direction and writing. She has exhibited works in Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Brazil, Sydney and Paris. A book of her drawings, “Nature Study on Lonesome Island," was published in 2011. Azsa’s work has been featured in publications such as New York Times, Ad Busters, Huffington Post, Creativity, Girls Like Us, Put A Egg On It, CMYK, Fader, Good Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. She currently lives in Tokyo, Japan and is a Creative Director on Nike, Shiseido and Beautiful People at Wieden + Kennedy and feels conflicted about writing in third person.