Kanae Sato was born in 1974 in Aichi, Japan. She currently lives in Tokyo. After having worked for a planning and production department of a printing company, Kanae began working as a web designer. She then learned illustration at Aoyama Juku and became a freelance illustrator in 2010.
With her simple, cute and impactful touch, Kanae expresses subtle interactions among people and animals in brilliant colors.
While she focuses on drawing illustrations for ads, publications, picture books and goods, she also puts effort into her original artworks and gives solo exhibitions at times. She takes part in a variety of activities including gallery exhibitions, events, and collaborative projects both at home and abroad.