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Presenting at the HOW Design Conference

It was a pleasure to present “Design for Non-Profits and Grass Roots Projects” at the HOW Design Conference in Boston. I felt humbled to be on the same program with authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Pink, and creatives like Johnny Cupcakes, Dana Tanamachi-Williams, and Stefan Sagmeister. The event took over the entire Hynes Convention …

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Wrapping up eight months at Google Creative Lab NYC

Today I’m wrapping up four back-to-back freelance contracts (a total of 8 months) at Google Creative Lab in New York City. It’s been a joy and a privilege to work among such a talented and diverse group. I’m not allowed to share details about the many innovative and futuristic projects I got to work on, …

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A double costume to celebrate 10 years of Halloween tradition

I love designing Halloween costumes according to my own set of rules. But for my tenth year of following this Halloween costume tradition, I thought I should do something special. So for the first time, I designed a matching set of two costumes. Check them out in my Halloween gallery. A special thank you to …

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Eight of my design students selected for a Tokyo gallery show

21_21 Design Sight is a Tokyo design museum founded by top fashion designer Issey Miyake and award-winning architect Tadao Ando (who also designed the building). Final projects by eight of my students were selected by artist Dai Fujiwara, former Creative Director of Issey Miyake, for the “Name the Tree” portion of his “Color-Hunting” exhibit. I …

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CNN features a second piece I wrote about Loving Day

I was honored when CNN invited me back to write a second piece for their “In America” series. This piece also focused on the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, multiracial identity, and its portrayal in popular media. Of course, it was published on June 12th for Loving Day. Read on CNN, or learn more …

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Japanese American National Museum features two of my design projects

Two design projects I worked on, Loving Day, and the Hafu Film, were featured in the “Visible & Invisible” exhibit on multiracial Japanese identity at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit was part of the 2013 Hapa Japan Conference and Festival, where I served as an advisor and a panelist for …

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Co-authored an essay for a book on hybrid Asian American identity and art

I had the honor of coauthoring a piece for a book of essays called “War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art.” I collaborated with filmmaker and marriage equality activist Stuart Gaffney on “Loving Days: Image of Marriage Equality Then and Now.” The book was edited by DePaul University professor of art, media, …

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Yo Gabba Gabba shares my Halloween Costume

You may know that Yo Gabba Gabba is a popular children’s television show, but did you know that it won a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling in both 2008 and 2009? So it was a great complement when Plex (the yellow robot) repinned my “Yellow Robot” costume from 2007 on Pinterest. …

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