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Mikki T. is an award-winning Brand Designer and Interior Architect who practiced in LA, NY, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo since 1999.  She has built diverse international creative experience and consumer insights.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and Master of Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) specialising in Architecture Adaptive Reuse and User-centric design.
With 20 years of experience leading Art Direction, Branding and Retail Design projects, Critical-thinking, Design-thinking and User-experience are key principles in her practices.  Mikki worked with global brands and Fortune 500 companies including Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Nokia and Citibank.  She also guest-lecture and participate in design-critique at design universities, on Creative Entrepreneurship and Architecture Adaptive-Reuse Design. 

Arts and crafts is her life-long passion where she would always find time to support and participate.  She has been an advocate in Japanese ceramics and an apprentice of kintsugi since her relocation to Tokyo in 2016.

While in Tokyo, she gained insights from her extensive travel throughout Japan. Her interactions with Japanese artisans in the historic towns has inspired the founding of award-winning social innovation enterprise, Taketombo Corporation &, driving social impact through creativity.  

Mario (the car) has been her traveling companion covering over 6000km (and counting..) of road trips throughout the country of Japan. 


mario kun


read our feature article on Catalyst

Waiting Room

Taketombo / Goenne Japan

Hakozaki 1-37-19

Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City

JAPAN 812-0053

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