Maori Sakai is a freelance illustrator and graphic artist based in Tokyo, Japan.
7 years ago I decided I wanted to learn how to build a website so I started to learn how to code with 15yo all by myself.
I also started to listen to this great band called Paramore. I wanted to promote them online and specially in Spain, so they would come someday… The only way I could think of was creating a dedicated Paramore website, so I did… I created Pmoreonline.com and then Paramore.es, this is when all the fun began.
I loved (and still love) this band, I wanted to attract people to those sites so they would start listening to them etc. I found myself SO into it… I loved learning and improving my skills in this area and now here I am, 7 years later, I’m a professional web designer.
I live on my own and I pay my bills doing something that I love. Something that I kept improving thanks to my passion for this band.
So this is my tribute to that website and to the band.
Brighter was the first song I ever listened by them. Future is the last track from their latest record. Brighter Future is a great way to describe their impact in my life.