About

I am a US-based, Japanese born designer with a passion for creating meaningful experience through environmental and product design. I studied Industrial Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and recently graduated from the Products of Design (MFA) program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I am currently looking for a freelance/contract/full design position in San Francisco/NYC metro area. My focus has spanned from toy to graphic design, and from retail environment to social design. I have designed environmental and product experiences for Lavazza Coffee, Best Buy, Geek Squad, Dyson, Electrolux, Swedish NATO Force and other non-profit organizations. My work explores a relationship between products, environment and experience and how the meaning of a product changes in a different environment and context. I believe in the importance of community involvement and philanthropy. When I am not designing, I am an ambassador for the New York Road Runners and help others achieve their goals through distance running. Specialties: Environmental Design, Product Design, Brand Strategy + Experience, Graphic Design

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Awards

2007-2008 The President’s Volunteer Service Award Winner 2006-2008 Best of Show, Hidden Talent Art Show judged by Walker Art curators 1999 Art School Associate Trust Fund Award in Environmental Design 1999 IDCA Representative Award for Industrial Design 1997 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Scholarship ACTIVITIES 2012 USA Track and Field Minnesota MUT Series Open Female Champion 2010-2012 USA National Snowshoe Championship Qualifier, 13th place in 2010 2008-2016 Boston Marathon Qualifier 2005-2007 Industrial Designers Society of America Minnesota Chapter Vice Chair

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Industrial Designers Society of America

Experience & Education