With Innovation Management training and graphic design background, Megumi is interested in how design can be used to foster civic engagement and empowerment. Using her 7 years of experience working as a graphic designer, she design bespoke methods and toolkits to enable meaningful relationships to thrive.
In the past, Megumi has called herself a design researcher, brand strategist, service designer, strategic designer and graphic designer. Her projects include building social innovation capacity for a city government in South Korea; working with Skyscanner on brand perception study; LVMH on disruptive innovation; NikeLab on social impact project; and designing brand identity and communication materials for social enterprise, non-profit, universities and events organisation in Boston, Tokyo and London. She has an experience working in all stages of design process, helping start-ups to corporates innovate their products, services and experiences.
She is an advocate for #designforgood and #techforgood. She has hosted workshops, discussion events, gave talks and contributed pieces on the topic of responsible technologies. She received a distinction from London's Central Saint Martins MA Innovation Management programme, researching on the theme of: "Demystifying the black box of Big Data through service design activism." She has a BA in Studio Art and Communication and Culture from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in the US.