Naoki grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was diagnosed with autism at a young age and has difficulty with verbal communication. On the other hand, he has been very strong with visually oriented task and patterns. He loved to draw from a young age and his colorful and fun drawings never fail to make people smile.
In his mid teens, Naoki was introduced to beads craft and was instantly captivated. Within the first hour of his first try, he showed signs of his outstanding ability to quickly grasp a design pattern and to accurately thread different color beads into the correct pattern.
Today, Keiko enjoys designing the patterns while Naoki quickly turns them into beautiful beads art. Many of Naoki’s fun animal drawings have been recreated in colorful beads work. Now, the mom and son team are excited to introduce their own line of unique handmade beads accessories.
Naoki M. was always passionate about creative arts from an early age – especially drawing. In 2014, he discovered the world of beading and quickly fell in love with this new field of art. He is now combining his beading techniques with his drawing skills to create original one-of-a-kind bead art based on his many cute drawings. He is also excited to introduce their own line of unique handmade beads accessaries with his mom. Naoki lives with his parents in Palo Alto, CA. He loves swimming and watching Youtube videos.
After seeing the attention that Naoki's accessories brought and how popular they were among her friends and family, Keiko deciding to help Naoki make his hobby into something more. With some help Keiko hopes to help Naoki continue to sell and make more of his amazing creations and show that anyone can succeed with the right support!
His love for art started when Naoki was young.
He also enjoys art classes and has even won a art contest.