I am an illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s picture book artist. I’m from Kobe, Japan and am currently living in France.
I began my career as an illustrator during digital design studies at college in Japan. After graduating, I worked as a graphic designer and gained experience in desktop publishing (DTP). Later, I spent over 14 years living in Vancouver, Canada, where I had the opportunity to further develop my skills in web design and programming. I then worked as a web and graphic designer for a digital marketing company in Vancouver before eventually transitioning to become self-employed.
Designing is a lot of fun and is my passion. On the other hand, picture book production presents its own set of challenges for me. Picture books transport readers into diverse worlds, introducing new ideas and perspectives while stimulating the imagination. I was drawn to the concept that picture books possess the power to craft irreplaceable moments and unite people.
In 2013, I published my first digital picture book “Potato’s Pobby” on the Apple Books. Later, in 2019, I had the opportunity to publish from Ishida Bookbinding Co., Ltd.