Throughout my education I have been given multiple opportunities to travel to Japan and study. During highschool I stayed with a host family and attended class. In 2018, I studied Japanese Design at Kansai Gaidai university. Both of my exchanges have had a huge impact on me as a person and also the work I produce.

Completely different architecture and design

Hatsushiba Ristsumeikan Highschool: Performing in music club, taking part in nippon kempo, and classes.

In my last year of study at Waikato University, I was fortunate enough to study Japanese Design at Kansai Gaikoku University. There I learned about refined, customer focused design, as well as historical, natural design.

Japanese Design trip to the famous Ryoanji and Kinkakuji

Kansai Gaidai and the amazing people I met