|The video "Yukié has an Exhibition" is made by SWiM cinema|
Yukié Matsushita is an illustrator in Paris. She is an artist with a multicultural background: Japanese, American, and French. She was born in Fukushima, Japan, and at the age of 12, she moved to the USA with her aspiring artist mother and her two brothers. After graduating from SUNY Binghamton, she relocated to New York City, where she studied at the School of Visual Arts, and she began her career as a graphic designer. She worked as a designer/art director for different agencies (graphic design, packaging design, corporate design, book design, and advertising.) In 1994 she left New York City and moved to Paris, the city of her dreams. Since 2003, she has worked as a freelance illustrator/graphic designer, and she participated in local art shows.
Yukié depicts the positive side of life. She finds inspiration in daily life in France, the American spirit, and her Asian background. Her fluency in traditional drawing, computer art, and graphic design help her to create books and products such as "ABC Paris, "ABC & Phonétique," "Liana - A Creature Unlike Any Other," "Keep a green tree in your heart," and "90-Day Action Planner" and spin-offs.
Yukié is a lifelong learner, and the discovery of "Mind-mapping" was an eye-opener that allowed her to absorb new subjects much better and raise her productivity.
She incorporated "mind-mapping" design into her unique planners. These planners have become her work companion and productivity tool to finish projects and reach goals more efficiently.