Araki Koman (b. 1987) is a Designer & Illustrator from Paris, currently living and working in London.
Araki was drawing and creating constantly as a child but stopped from 16 to 26 because of insecurities. Embracing a minimalist mindset while living a nomadic lifestyle gradually helped her recover from that creative block. Today, when she's not drawing for clients around the world, Araki shares her experience, discoveries and insights to help and inspire art enthusiasts express themselves confidently and authentically using the power of minimalism.
She has lived, worked and studied in France, UK, China, Canada, Iceland, Denmark and will relocate to Japan, her soul country, in Autumn 2018.
Style / line work, organic shapes and a limited colour palette
Inspirations / visual anthropology, lifestyle and fashion photography and travelling
Refinery29, Clinique, Wieden + Kennedy,
AARP, Londonewcastle, Rowdy Studio,
On She Goes...
Refinery29 UK x Clinique UK
This Time Next Year
London, UK - March 2018
'Global Couture: celebrating cultural diversity'
Global Couture exhibition
Miranda Kuo Gallery
New York City, USA - January 2018
Different, different but the same
Paris, FRANCE - March 2016
Les Expos à la Maison, Edition #17
Paris, FRANCE - November 2015