Anna Obikane is a Tokyo city girl who never forgets her love for neon and rice.*

Her heart is set on bob haircuts and a closet of neutrals. If you have to put a label on her style, she’s a quirky tomboy with too many pointy loafers and rolled up skinny jeans.

She prefers

      1. monospace over serifs
      2. silk over spandex
      3. coffee over coco

Yep. If she sounds pleasant, reach her via twitter. PDF Portfolios of client work, resume, and references available by request. She currently works as a Design Researcher at IBM Design in Austin, TX.

Anna’s main design principle is rooted in non-verbal communication. She focuses on gut reactions and gestures that speak beyond words. Someday she hopes this method would help us collectively understand and design beyond cultural boarders.

In the past she has played around with wearable technology. Her work in smart textiles has been featured in publications such as Fiber Arts Magazine, Bmore MediaRepubblica XL,  SeLect Magazine
and blogs such as Gawker, Fashioning Tech, Sythtopia and Tech MSN UK

* Statement above remains unchanged since I first wrote my artist statement during sophomore year of college. I still adore neon (lights), I still love rice.