Born in Iwakuni, Japan and raised in Poulsbo, WA, I have experienced multiple cultures which has shaped how I view design. My father, who has a small shop inside his garage, was frequently tinkering on cars and electronics which deeply inspired me. My mother, who loves to carefully curate household objects, helped me appreciate high quality products. This spark in creativity and understanding beauty in everyday objects pushed me to pursue design. Outside of design you can regularly see me at the local skatepark or walking around shooting photos of objects that catch my attention.


Industrial Designer (Contract) | June 2023 - Present

Industrial Designer (Contract) | August 2023 - October 2023

Designer (Contract) | August 2020 - Present


Western Washington University | Industrial Design, BS | Class of 2024
Olympic College | Associate of Art


Dell King Scholarship Recipient, 2024
IDSA Senior Student Merit Award Finalist, 2024
IDSA Junior Merit Award, 2023



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