Hi there! I'm mana.
My passion lies in softgoods design + brand strategy.
I want to help create product experience that makes
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Hi there! I'm Mana Koike (koh-ee-"K" as in a letter after J).
As I've lived in Tokyo, Boston, and Los Angeles area, the ocean has been my go-to for inspirations. Interestingly enough, my name means "tiny lake where explorers go to find magical power." Though we may not go to an actual lake, I believe we all are those explorers in a way, searching for a place to reach our full potential in such a busy everyday life.
My goal as a product designer is to energize those adventurers with adrenaline-boosting ideas. To me, designing is more than just about the visuals. It's about creating a planet positive experience customers get from the moment they encounter a product to the end of its lifecycle.
I love traveling to different countries, playing the piano, and conducting market research called window shopping. Though I consider myself a terrible swimmer, I recently discovered my hidden passion for kayaking. Ever since I was little, I have been a big sea turtle lover. I do love a good challenge, and I'm not afraid to dive into a new one.