Makiko was born in Nagoya, Japan. After studied design at Nagoya Girl’s University, she worked as a freelance designer for several textile printing companies.
She went to USA to study English and Graphic Design where she met actual husband and came to live in Belgium since. She took the illustration course while bringing up her son.
For almost 25 years she has been working as freelance illustrator for greeting cards and children’s publishing in Europe and Japan.
She loves nature and animals, and her inspiration comes from the innocent movement of animals and children. And for her, animals are good way of conveying a message and emotion.
She loves been a part of this magical world.