simplestroke.com is a website dedicated to an illustrator/painter Daisuke “dice” Tsutsumi.

If you would like to contact dice, please email him at dice@simplestroke.com and he will try his best to get back to you!

Born and raised in Tokyo, Dice moved to NY in ‘93. After graduating from School of Visual Arts in 98, he started his career as a staff illustrator for Lucas Learning Ltd. in San Francico. Two years later, Dice moved back to NY to work for Blue Sky Studios as a visual development/color key artist on their film projects such as Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears A Who. In 2007, after his long adventurous 7 year run at Blue Sky Studios, he has accepted the new challenge to join as an art director at Pixar Animation Studios. Dice was the color and lighting art director of Pixar’s latest feature Toy Story 3.

Dice has actively been pursuing his illustration career outside of animation as well. His first children’s book I can Hear was published in Japan 2009.

Dice also believes in fun charity project and was one of the organizers of Totoro Forest Project and Sketchtravel Project.