Aya Tanimura is a Japaralian (half Japanese, half Australian) director who spent her formative years between Switzerland, Japan and Australia. Today she is based in Los Angeles where in a very short period of time has made a huge splash in the music video world with her highly original, out of the box, beautiful concepts for artists such as Katy Perry, Charlie Puth, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels and Miguel. With over a billion cumulative views on YouTube, her work really resonates with a large demographic which has now translated to her commercial work too in which she has created content for Staples, Spotify, Sprint, Pepsi, Disney, Final Fantasy, QVC, Vogue, Katy Perry Shoes and Tourism New Zealand. Her show Witness World Wide which she conceptualized and show ran was named one of TIME magazines top 10 TV shows of 2017 and she was the first ever female director to run the Golden Globes Glambot for E! Most recently, she directed the pilot and three additional episodes of Disney Channels new live action show Kim Hushable.

In her spare time, Aya is an avid painter, Adidas tracksuit collector, Taco Bell consumer and animal lover who knits tiny sweaters for oil slicked penguins