Genetically speaking, I am 50% Australian and 50% Japanese. I grew up in one of the most isolated capital cities in the world, Perth, with aspirations to become either the next big football (AFL) star or a prominent fiction novelist.
In high school I came to the realisation that I had a natural affinity for technology, which really ignited in year 11 when I had my first taste of programming. Despite this developing love of code, I still had some childhood desire to pursue a career in a creative industry.
In 2010, I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor degree in Design Computing, specialising in interaction design. The more I immersed myself in the world of design the more I fell in love with it. I’ve come to understand design as a future-enabling discipline. Without design, societal progress would be very difficult to come by. The thought of generating and developing a truly unique concept through acquired understandings and deep cogitation enthrals me.
I chose to extend my undergraduate studies to do honours at RMIT in 2011, so that I could devote an entire year of study to a project of particular interest to me before the succumbing to the looming prospect of beginning my professional career.
I look forward to contributing to the field of design and achieving prominence through hard work and thorough research. What inspires me is the uncertainty of the future face of computing and the fact that I have an opportunity to shape it.