Hello!

MY NAME IS MINAMI

​Japanese Illustrator based in Hong Kong

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Hi, I'm Minami—the founder of MimiJ Design.
I am from Japan and have been living in Hong Kong for the past 6 years. I am also a mum to two beautiful kids.

While I didn’t start my career as a professional artist, I always loved to draw growing up. After graduating from university, I worked in advertising sales, which brought me further away from my passion for art. 

I began my journey as a professional artist when I had my first child. I decided to follow my passion and studied art. I wanted to start something new, something that I love, and something that my children would be proud of.

I started by posting my illustrations on Instagram. Doing something that I love brought me an abundance of joy and the many positive feedback I received was a welcome surprise and a source of encouragement to pursue art professionally. 

A large portion of the job requests I receive are for birthdays, weddings and celebrations. Because the illustrations are for such joyous and meaningful occasions, I pour in a lot of effort and emotion to draw each piece. From the photos I receive from my clients, I transfer the essence of the individual from photo to illustration with the delicate, soft strokes of watercolors. No moment in life is too small to capture in drawing— a meaningful and appreciated gift no matter what the occasion. 

I hope my illustrations bring you as much joy as it brings me to create. I look forward to having the pleasure of working with you and drawing pieces of art that bring happiness to you and your loved ones. 

With Love,
Minami

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