Hello! I am an illustrator and creator based in Los Angeles. I focus on story-driven concepts, characters and illustrations. My designs are incorporated onto websites, packaging, social media and more. I believe beautiful, easy-to-understand visuals will be a critical aspect of communication in our generation. I also believe in meaningful make believe.

Current Work. I lead my illustration and story studio, Mimochai. We develop illustrated content and are working on an app game. We've also recently joined forces with Cubcoats, an innovative apparel startup creating magical products and content for kids (see our features in FastCompany, Ad Week and The Los Angeles Times). As the Senior Story & Art Director, I lead the illustrative design aesthetic and focus on developing Cubcoats' own story and characters. Yes, I love what I do :) 

My Background. While I've been drawing all my life, I come from a six-year background starting as a corporate attorney at a large law firm and then as a project lead at a digital design studio. In the past three years I transitioned from a freelance illustrator to running a small illustration studio company before one of my main clients approached us to join them in-house. 
Having been on every side, I'm very understanding of business needs, organized management and technical requirements, all while designing with the big picture in mind.

When I'm Not Working. I love the outdoors, art/design exhibits, concerts, and various geek pursuits. I enjoy reading and making tea. And I especially like being around bright, happy people.

Availability. While I'm not currently available for long-term projects, I've recently collaborated on illustrations with Disney, Samsung and Adobe. I'm always open to hearing about new ideas. 

:) M

Last updated November 2018. Portfolio update in progress.
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