Black Oni is an illustration and graphic design business, dedicated to providing visual excellence and inspiring passionate, and forward thinking. Due to inspiration from gaming culture, Black Oni is also host to the subsidiary, Black Oni Blog, which centers on video games and facilitating the discussion on how to propel the gaming industry forward by providing reviews, articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, and tutorials.
Black: A color that makes a statement that is both classic and modern. It is a color that is timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and powerful, invoking a sense of purpose and depth. Words that are commonly associated with Black are mysterious, clean, sleak, classic and modern (timeless). Black is the essence of everything.
Oni: A word which has two meanings, tied to different languages. In the African Yoruba dialect, Oni refers to one who is "born of sacred land". In Japanese, it means "orgre", or "demon", referring to ancient folklore. In more recent Japanese culture, Oni are used as a symbol for warding off evil, or guarding sacred lands such as temples or shrines. This concept applies to the very idea of creating art, as it is the most sacred and impactful form of expression. Black Oni aims to be creators, and enforcers of passion and creativity.
Black Oni strives to create as few compromises as possible when exploring solutions to visual needs. That is why having a deep understanding of how to use the technology, and how to apply technique to said technology, is so important. Black Oni marries the two to create unique visual experiences, utilizing the most powerful and up to date software and hardware. Black Oni embraces the low compromise approach to creating visual solutions to both illustration, and graphic design related challenges.