Lin Mei (梅林) was born and raised in Qingdao. She studied art from the age of 5 and attended Number 6 High School (Guanxiang Er Lu in old town) to continue her art journey. She later majored in environmental art design at Jiangnan University. Lin Mei has worked in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as studying animation and graphic design in Australia. She says Melbourne is a really arty city, art is everywhere, it encouraged and inspired her to create more artwork.
At the moment, she works in a digital advertising agency, and freelances on the side. Beside creating illustrations, she can’t live without reading. Her favorite bookstore is Xueyuan Bookstore located on Gaomi Lu (behind the Dongfang shopping mall on the corner of Jiaozhou Lu and Zhongshan Lu. Life drawing in Badaguan is her long time habit. (PS: Qingdao beer rocks!)