what i do

m i n o r i : graphic design / handmade cards / fashion design / japanese -> english translation

recently, a lot of my work are wedding related.  i design and handcraft wedding items.  anything from paper items to doggie collars and linen gift bags.  for my own wedding i designed and sewed my wedding dress and 6 bridesmaids dresses (yes i deserve to be called “crazy”).

aside from wedding jobs, i do logos, business cards, t-shirts, and other paper crafts.

here’s a little peek at my work space.




wedding invitation process
handcrafted wedding invitation process / 手作りウェディング招待状作業風景

wedding invitation
wedding invitations / ウェディング招待状

dog collars
dog collars / 犬の首輪

thank you bags
thank you gift bags [hand stamped “thank you :)”] / サンキュー巾着袋[手作業でスタンプも]

handmade stickers
handmade stickers [with tulle and gold spray paint] / ハンドメイドシール[チュールとゴールドスプレーカラー]

wedding card box
wedding card box [bottom tier is for decoration] / ウェディングカードボックス[一番下は土台用]

logo design
logo design for ASAHI GARDENER [hand painted / hand cut logo skateboard as a gift] / ロゴデザイン[ロゴはハンドペイントとハンドカット]

body form [i hope to get back to sewing soon!] / ボディ[そろそろ洋裁を復帰したいと思います!]

hi! my name is…

hi! my name is minori.  a japanese girl born and raised in the united states and who found herself in her motherland, japan, 17 years later.

fast forward 10 + years and i am a visual creator.  i love graphic design, making clothing and paper crafts.  i’ve worked as an assistant in and out of the fashion industry, but i’m a creator rather than a stylist or an editor.  you may find me introducing cute fashion items or products, but more than anything you’ll probably find me talking about my obsession with [eye-candy].

oh and some people are annoyed with the all-lower-case…. i’m sorry, i love it.  so at least for this time being, please bear with me because typography is another factor of graphics that i adore.

初めまして。とはいえ、このブログに登録してから既に2年ほど経っています。なので、改めて、「初めまして」です。m i n o r i です。

いちいち m i n o r i をローマ字にする理由はあります。変な日本語になる事もあります。。血は純日本人ですが、国籍、生まれ育ちはアメリカの2世になります。17歳で日本に留学して、10+年経ち、現在に至ります。