Born and raised in Tokyo, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi moved to New York in 1993. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1998, he started his career as a staff illustrator for Lucas Learning, Ltd. in San Francico. Two years later, Dice moved back to New York to work for Blue Sky Studios as a visual development/color key artist on blockbuster film projects such as Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears a Who. In 2007, he accepted the new challenge to join Pixar Animation Studios. Dice was the color and lighting art director of Pixar’s feature Toy Story 3.
While working in animation, Dice has actively been pursuing his gallery work, which has been featured in numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums in cities such as New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo. His film “The Dam Keeper” has earned him nomination in 2015 for an Academy Award for best animated short.
Dice lives in a tiny San Francisco apartment where he shares a living room/working studio with his wife, Mei, a jewelry maker. His blog is at simplestroke.com.