About the Designer
For over a decade, I’ve been designing beautiful, professional, functional websites with a personal care and attention. I’m equally at ease discussing layout and colour with artists, technical details with IT engineers, and concepts with business people.
With a degree in English and linguistics from Tamagawa University, I began to develop my design skills in Temple University Japan‘s public relations office where I was responsible for marketing, counseling, and designing & coordinating promotional materials.
After relocating to Canada and completing the Graphic Design program at Humber College, I worked as a Production Artist for the Orangeville Banner newspaper and a Web Designer for Bits, a Japanese Magazine in Toronto. DESGIN YOKO is based on the result of all these experiences.
Starting 2016, Yoko works for IBM as a senior User Experience Designer for websites and mobile apps. At IBM, her projects include TD Bank North America (USA), Weston Foods, City National Bank Credit Card.
I believe giving back to the community. From fund raising for disaster relief to volunteering on various boards and professional public service, such as Japanese Social Services, Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre, New Japanese-Canadian Association, and Japanese Business Women’s Group in Toronto, I strive to share with and learn from the community. Working collaboratively with others towards a shared goal has always empowered and motivated me. I’m very grateful to all who’ve been there over the years!