“I believe we should never starve literally or visually.”  ~ Mahieu

Mahieu Studios Designs

Grown in Minnesota.  Our company specializes in Graphic Design and Consulting.  We provide traditional design services, social media and consulting services.  Offering our clients design and a plan to help their businesses grow.

 

Current Clients:

Currently working on contracted Commissions

RT Slayton Publications

All Dressed UP - Furniture Refurbishing Company

Egan Connection, LLC

Pacific Trade with Simple Home Decor at eccodecor.com

 

Publications:

Published Children's Books -

New Release - Lucy and the Whale: Inspiring Adventures

Adventures of Lucy and Bryan: King of Wild Island

Dear Little Lucy - if a cat had an advice column...

Learning Korean Basics - learn vocabulary and phrases

Book in progress -

Kungfu for the Soul

Adult Fiction Books-

Midnight Birdsong - a collection of romantic short stories by Yoon Ju Lee

 

News/Media-

 

 Join me on WFNU Thursday at 10:00 am for my Radio interview about my upcoming show and new Children's book.

Join me on WFNU Thursday at 10:00 am for my Radio interview about my upcoming show and new Children's book.

Tune in Thursday 3/9 at 9am as Korean Adoptee Artist and Author... Mahieu Spaid joins me in-studio to discuss the creation, debut and signing of her new children's book titled, "Lucy and the Whale". Also Kpop! wfnu.org — at WFNU 94.1 FM Frogtown Community Radio.

  Featured Artist in March at The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market  - Meet and Greet, book signing from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on March 10th.

Featured Artist in March at The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market - Meet and Greet, book signing from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on March 10th.

Featured Artist in March at The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market - Meet and Greet, book signing from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on March 10th.

Past contributor and guest writer of Korean Quarterly

Selected Finalist of MinnAnimate II

Fallcon 2013

Springcon 2013

RAWartist.org 2013

Metacon 2013

The Artist:  Mahieu

Miniatures and Sculpture:

Mahieu’s medium for her miniatures and sculptures is polymer clay.  In her jewelry line, she likes to embellish her finer pieces with Swarovski crystals.  She is an adoptee from Korea who grew up in Minnesota and she stays in touch with her heritage through her designs.  Her “Silla" collection is based on the three kingdoms of Korean dynasties during the 12th and 13th century and she also has a collection of drawings with Korean characters.  

On the lighter side, some of her animal characters were inspired by her husband’s personality.  Imagine growing up with a mother who dyed everything green to celebrate her Irish heritage and then cook kielbasa to celebrate her father’s 100% polish roots.  Creating her clay pieces she takes miniaturization to a new level.  All her creations began as a living form at one point, animals were not excluded.  Be careful around her.  You might end up as one of her animal characters in her artwork or books.  Artists can’t help it - they are creators.

 

Current Shows:  

2017 - February and April  -in The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mahieu is the featured Artist 

 

2016 - April 8th - 10th - 10:00 - 5:00 pm 

Spring Festival at Canterbury Park 

1100 Canterbury Rd S

Shapokee MN 55379

Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/992234294155521/

 

More:

Her Portfolio

Books

Blog

Groups and Organization worked with in the past:

Mahieu Studios holds a large umbrella.  We can handle a large range of projects thanks to our creative team.  We combine our skills to create quality in animation, ebooks, and illustration.  We also consider ourselves to be entrepreneurs in our interests because we believe in creating opportunities and values in our communities.  An artist or author should never have to starve visually or literally in any world!

Board Member of AscendNAAMBA Minnesota Chapter - Role - Social Media and Marketing - since 2014

 

A few of the past client:

Pacific Trade at www.PacificTradeServices.com

AscendNAAMBA at ascendnaamba.org (Facebook is for the Minnesota Chapter)

AdopSource.org

Other Private Commissions - She has taken individual private commissions for her specific pieces from clients - Visit the contact at the bottom of the page if you have questions

Wholesale - Most of the jewelry items are available for wholesale and larger quantities are immediately available (They are still handcrafted by the artist) - just use the contact page for inquiries

 

Stores:

The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market - 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 

Supporting other artists in our community and my studio -  There are so many talented artists in this area - 

BoneShaker Books Minneapolis -  website link

Books are also available on Amazon in the kindle store and in print

We love our volunteers.  All employees in this book store are volunteers.  Some of our authors have met the wonderful staff during one our book readings.  They offer a unique selection of books and independently published authors.  

Korean Adopted Artists Together (KAAt) of Minnesota: established 2013

We are all Korean Adopted Artists working together in our community to provide support and opportunities for emerging artists in the local area.  We also come from many different backgrounds and interests to provide an interesting ensemble to any show.  Our group brings a variety of talents for any art show, conference, or social gathering.  We provide the music, talent, and personality for any space.  These artists are members of our private group.  Information on upcoming shows will be provided through Mahieu Studios.

Mahieu Spaid - Artist and Author

Levi Spaid - Flautist & Animator

Dawn Tomlinson - Jewelry Art