I have been a graphic designer for more than ten years in Tokyo. Recently, I began focusing on visual design for museums and cultural institutions, which allows me to draw on my undergraduate work in art, aesthetics, and museum curation at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan.
With a decade's experience - working for National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo Gas New Museum, and various record labels - I decided to go abroad to study design thinking for social impact in NYC.
In the spring of 2015, I graduated with an MFA in Design for Social Innovation from SVA. There I received skills in design and ethnographic research, multimedia and visual design, data mapping and visualization, game design, facilitation, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
As a kid, I loved drawing and writing narratives and creating picture books for my younger siblings. I have since developed a distinctive style rooted in visual storytelling and human-centered design.