EDUCATION

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Master of Fine Arts in 3D Design

Sep 2014 - May 2016

Chiba University

Chiba, Japan

Bachelor of Engineering in Product Design

Apr 2004 - Mar 2007

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Laurence Technology University

Southfield, MI

Guest Instructor

Feb 2020

 

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Guest Critic

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Guest Critic

May 2016

AWARDS

UNESCO Design City World Wide Things Collection

Graz, Austria, Click-Clock 2019

Designlines Magazine 1 of 100 Editor's Choice

Toronto, Canada, Click-Clock 2017

IF Design Award

Hannover, Germany, L- table by Okamura 2015

Good Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, L- table by Okamura 2014

MUJI International Design Competition Bronze

China and Japan, O-Sketch 2014

Saku City Design Award Gold

Nagano, Japan, Library Chair 2014

Good Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, Ruschello by Okamura 2014

Good Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, Omnes by Okamura 2013

Kids Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, Stella by Okamura 2012

Good Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, Scholar Light Desk by Okamura 2009

Eco-friendly Design Award

Tokyo, Japan, Scholar Light Desk by Okamura 2009

Iwaizumi Natural Wood Design Award

Iwate, Japan, Kizuna bench 2005

GRANTS

Florence M. Burt Scholarship 2015

Union Foundation For Ergo-design Culture 2015

Nomura Foundation 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE

Ideal Barstool & Upholstery     Southfield, MI

Upholsterer 

Oct 2020 - present

 

 

Camden Rose     Plymouth, MI

Product Designer

Mar 2017 - June 2020

Gensler     Tokyo, Japan

Furniture Designer / Curator

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Ann Williams Group     Bloomfield Hills, MI

Craft Designer / Artisan

Aug 2016 - May 2017

Studio Kiki van Eijk     Eindhoven, Netherland

Design Assistant

Jun –Aug 2015

Okamura Corporation     Tokyo, Japan

Furniture Designer

Apr 2007 – Sep 2014

EXHIBITIONS

Duo Exhibition

 

Lawless     Salon Gallery, Boston, MA 2019

Group Exhibition

Never Normal     Wasserman Project Gallery, MI 2020

Edge Walkers     Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, Harrisonburg, VA 2019

The Blue Room     The Fisher Mansion, Detroit, MI 2018

Journey Exhibition     The Ritz‑Carlton Hotel, Tokyo, Japan 2013

Lonmiladonno     HAC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2011

Interior Lifestyle     Seibu Mall, Tokyo, Japan 2010

Zero Exhibition     Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan 2009

Tokyo Designers Week     Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan 2006

Award Exhibition

UNESCO WWTC     Graz, Austria 2019

Library Chair Award     Saku city library, Nagano, Japan 2014

Good Design Award     Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan 2014

MUJI Award     China, Taiwan, Canada, Japan 2014

Good Design Award     Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan 2013

Kids Design Award     Kobe, Fukui, Japan 2012

Good Design Award     Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan 2010

Tradeshow

ADDShow     Piers 92 & 94, NYC 2018

Studio North Interior Design Show     MTTC, Toronto, Canada 2017

Salone Satellite Salone del Mobile     Milan, Italy 2017

American Design Club     ICFF, NYC 2017

After Dark Detroit Design Festival Eastern Market      Detroit, MI 2016

Collective Design     Skylight Clarkson Square, NYC 2016

IFFT     Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan 2014

IFFT     Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan 2013