This time i made some questions to the lovely Miyu Miau, a mexican designer with a cute, feminine, sexy and colorful style that you can notice in all her illustrations.
Miyu Miau / MYK
♡ Profession: Graduated Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
♡ Where are you from? “Born and raised in Mexico, D.F.”
♡ What’s the meaning of your name or why did you choose it? “It was something random (lol) amm … CLAMP have a manga called Miyuki-chan in Wonderland is a small parody of Alice in Wonderland which is one my favorite books and movies from all times, then that manga was like two things I like very much so i took the name of the protagonist, else besides I like the meaning”.
♡ Since when did you start drawing? “I dunno in which moment happens but is something that i loved since always; i liked a lot to draw the cartoon characters that i used to watch”.
♡ What inspires you to do your illustrations? “In everything but mostly in music, stories, animated series, things happened with my friends… internet is my great inspiration but certainly”.
♡ What is your favorite technique (to illustrate)? “I really like working with wood pencils, acrylics and digital tools as vectors or brushes from photoshop”.
♡ Which are your current projects? “For almost three years ago that I’m with the collective Milkshake (which have planned many surprises) also I have a project with Koikoa called Suppah Sonik and we make clothes and accessories inspired by anime and Japanese fashion; and finally MYK / Miyu Miau which is the name I use to illustrate and sometimes get a little merch.”
♡ What is your astrological sign and your Chinese sign? “I’m a Libra/Horse”
♡ What is your fav color? “This question always have troubled me very much because I like all the colors (lol) but, hmm… I think my winning combination would be light gray with pastel pink and white”.
♡ What is your fav food? “I’m a huge fan of fast food *all of them*”.
♡ Favorite beverage? “Green tea/matcha”.
♡ What’s your current favorite song? “I have a HUGE crush with the full album (i refuse to choose only one, hahaha!) A Million Miles Away from MACROSS 82-99“.
♡ Favorite movie of all times? “Mean Girls, I can watch it over and over again, i can’t get enough”.
♡ Favorite singer/band of all times? “Ayumi Hamasaki, Nujabes and Joey Bada$$“
♡ Who or what are some of your influences? “I’m a huge fan of Miss Van, Ippei Gyoubu, Eimi, Ilya Kuvshinov, Hikari Shimoda, Natali Koromoto, Buff Monster and Junko Mizuno”.
♡ Who are your idols and/or heroes? “Ayumi Hamasaki, my Milky babies and my parents”.
♡ 5 objects you can’t live without? “Moisturizing hand cream, lip balm, my ipod, a pen and a hair brush”.
This is a little bit about Miyu Miau, you can contact her, know a bit more about her or see more of her work at:
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