Artist on a mission to inject optimism into the world

Collaborations & Commissions

I love spreading Joy Through Colours and Shapes

I am MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson), Japanese designer/artist based in London. Combining the philosophy of Japanese Kimono artisans and Postmodern wit, I create bold joyful patterns from seemingly mundane scenery — from manhole covers in Tokyo, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on a sandy beach in Bali.

MAMIMU Artist Featured on ITV, Creative Boom, SCMP, D&AD, Design Milk, Design by Women, Cow Parade Niseko, On the Grid

‘Outstanding portfolio of pattern designs inspired by urban environments.’ — YCN

‘Striking Work.’ — Pattern Observer

‘Incredible designer who finds magic in the mundane.’ – Underpinned

‘MAMIMU marries high-end functionality with contemporary and eclectic design.’ — Ello

Product Reviews

‘It's a really strong, sturdy bag with great features...Overall, very impressed.’
— Katie Treggiden (Design Journalist)

‘Possibly the prettiest laptop totes around.’
— Jennifer Lachs (Digital Nomad Girls) 

‘I absolutely love this print and never tire of looking at it - it is fabulous.’
— Kerry Q.

‘Definitely recommend! Lovely print and very well packaged.’ 
—Bennett H.

Blog posts

Visual Language of Love — Japanese Style

Visual Language of Love — Japanese Style

I have been exploring the visual language of LOVE. I was particularly interested in using different forms of dots and lines because in Japan...
Design Process, Revealed!

Design Process, Revealed!

From swimming pool in Hackney, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on the sandy beach in Bali, I found inspiration in the most ordinary places...
5 reasons why you should start a self-initiated project according to Tokyo Creatives

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Self-initiated Project According to Tokyo Creatives

Featuring PechaKucha & Airside...