Mei is the daughter of a Japanese father and British mother. Born in Tokyo and moving to England at 11, she studied illustration and animation at Kingston University, London. She is an author and illustrator of picture books, mainly aimed at pre-school age children. Her stories explore serious/educational subjects, but vary in tone from comical to thought-provoking and often manifest a world embodying animals or non-human characters.
She examines themes of right and wrong, prejudice, stereotyping, psychology, reality and abstract thought. Mei is motivated by the passion to create something that touches people’s lives and hopefully leaves a positive impact on all. She enjoys expressing what is inside her, who she is and what she feels/thinks through illustration and storytelling. Mei is based in Buckinghamshire