Sasaki Carpentry / Live-in Apprenticeship
[Aug. 2012 - May 2013]
Worked for Mr. Toshiyuki Sasaki, a master carpenter who specializes in Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Toyama, Japan.
Hakuhodo Advertising / Wakamono Lifestyle Researcher
[Mar. 2013 - Dec. 2013]
Conducted interviews on lifestyles and uses of social media among Japanese consumers in the age group of 20's and early 30's in various cities including Tokyo, Sendai, Akita, Beppu, and Toyama.
Nendo Design Studio / Internship Model Maker
[Mar. 2013 - June 2013]
Built scaled model of Toyo Ito's Tod's Omotesando storefront and interior in Tokyo, Japan.
Local Summit Japan / Event Designer
[Mar. 2010 - Sept. 2010]
Planned programs, arranged event spaces, and designed posters, pamphlets, and signage with the Local Summit Committee for the three-day symposium with 350 attendants in Odawara, Japan.
FNewsmagazine / Photographer
[Jan. 2010 - May 2010]
Documented a series of galleries and special events such as annual fashion show, "The Walk" and contributed to monthly publication of FNewsmagazine in a journalism course at SAIC.
Hiroshi Fusion Restaurant / Assistant Chef
[June 2008 - May 2009]
Prepared sushi appetizers, cold entrees, salads, and desserts for a gourmet restaurant in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Drummer's Warehouse / Stock Manager
[Nov. 2007 - May 2009]
Managed the inventory of musical instruments and hardware equipment in 500 sq. ft. storage in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Samsung Headquarters / Industrial Designer
[June 2012 - May 2012]
Participated in R&D collaborative project of an interactive hardware device and mobile app; built 3D printed prototypes at SAIC funded by Samsung in Seoul.
Samsung Design America / User Interface Designer
[Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2011]
Interviewed mobile phone users, rendered UI, and presented communication app on mobile tools for SAIC Professional Partners Project with Samsung Design America in San Francisco.
IBM Chicago / Urban Designer
[Jan. 2011 - May 2011]
Researched civic data such as traffic flow and site-specific accidents, produced Photoshop images and animation renderings, and built physical model for the six-way intersection in Chicago for the industry project at SAIC.
Italy Research Trip / Travel Grand Recipient
[Jun. 2010 - July 2010]
Awarded Odyssey Travel Grant and researched in Rome, Milan, and Venice Biennale wrote research essay on the Achilles Castiglioni Studio and his theory on curiosity in design.
Japan SAIC and Zen Meditation: Student Group Leader
[Sept. 2009 - Dec. 2011]
Managed two student groups with funding, planning, and hosting events in Chicago such as the World Food Fair and "CHI for Japan," the post-disaster fund raising relief effort for the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Waku-waku Community Farm: Full-time Farmer
[Aug. 2012 - May 2013]
Built a log house with a local community in Toyama, prepared soil, planted seeds, harvested organic vegetables, and shipped to the membership customers across Japan.
Watari Strawberry Farm: Fieldworker
[May 2012 - June 2012]
Reconstructed greenhouse for a strawberry farm in Watari with a team of volunteers from Tokyo and helped pruning strawberry runners after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku, Japan.
Japanese Graduate Student Association in the US: Writer
[Feb. 2012 - July 2012]
Wrote articles for the newsletters for the publication that promotes Japanese students about studying overseas and living experiences while attending universities in the U.S.
AmeriCorp Relief: Fieldworker
[May 2011 - June 2010]
Backpacked to Joplin with a group of colleagues in a response to the tornado news and volunteered on site by sorting housing debris in assembly line in Joplin, Missouri.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi: "Whatnot" Exhibition and Collection, Milan. [Apr. 2014]
Fukumitsu Art Museum: "The Session" Collective Exhibition, Toyama. [Mar. 2013]
McLean Center: "Kinetic Architecture" SAIC Department Showcase, Chicago. [Dec. 2011]
Sullivan Galleries: "Where is Where?" SAIC Design Graduate Exhibition, Chicago. [May 2011]
Columbus Gallery X: "Art Bash 2010" Juried Art Show, Chicago. [Apr. 2010]
Jazz Drummer / Antiquarian / Tea Ceremony (Sadō)