Hi there! I'm mana, a digital native softgoods designer. 

My projects focus on creating product experience

that makes you say... 

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 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.

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