Born in Fukuoka, Japan, this 27-year-old creative designer graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Kyushu Sangyo. Mori works under the name Marumiyan as both a freelance commercial designer and a fine artist. His style, illustrative and elaborate to the highest point, fuels works that is filled with floral elements, intense energy and bright colour. It draws on aspects of traditional Japanese culture and 1960s Art Nouveau posters, modernised by a more sophisticated understanding of light and shadow invoked by the subsequent revolution in photography.
Marumiyan has been featured in international media such as Juxtapoz, New Web Pick and Artskills. He has joined several art collectives and international exhibitions, in countries such as Japan, Thailand, Sweden and Poland. He is the author of the book Photoshop × Illustrator Artworks, and features in MdN Illustrators File 2012 – Japan Graphic Design. Marumiyan has created album art for over forty international musicians. He also managed the visual conception for one of the main live festivals in Japan, Minami Wheel, and has worked for brands such as Wacom, Panasonic and Docomo.