About me

About Me

I am a designer and a design leader who has a passion for creating things that are beautiful as well as user-friendly.

Throughout 15+ years of visual design, product design, and design management experiences in NYC and Japan, I have gained substantial skills of cross-platform product design, mobile application design, and marketing design for global brands such as Condé Nast, Victoria Secret PINK, L’Oreal Paris, Nike, Google, MasterCard, Chanel, Tiffany, and Avaya. I also got exciting opportunities to work for startup companies to achieve Lean UX under a scrum system.

I was born and raised in Japan and currently live in Brooklyn, NY.  In my spare time, I have a passion to make jewelry.

My Recent Experiences

Stella AI – 2020 | Present

Head of Design

I am responsible for leading design for Stella’s product vision to life. Collaborating with stakeholders and department leaders, I define the new product features from UX ideation to high fidelity prototypes and QA.

Vroom – 2016 | 2020

Director, Design

I led design teams in New York and Detroit, including product and marketing departments. My focus in product design is creating a consumer-facing e-commerce experience through end-to-end product development. Under an agile process, I involve in doing user research, solving complex UX problems, wireframing, building prototypes, usability testing, and managing designers. I continuously collaborate with product managers, engineers, copywriters, the marketing team, and stakeholders to make fantastic products together.

Condé Nast – 2014 | 2016

Digital Art Director

I was responsible for creating unique digital editorial products from initial concepts and managing designers during the design and QA stages. The brands I worked with were Teen Vogue, Allure, W, Vanity Fair, and Vogue VIP.

Victoria’s Secret, PINK – 2012 | 2014

Digital Art Director

I led a digital design and manage designers for Victoria’s Secret PINK engagement projects such as a mobile app, iPad app, PINK Nation web/mobile campaigns, email, and social marketing designs.

My Specialities

UX / UI design, digital Art Direction, design concept, branding, and graphic design. Certified Scrum master.