Over the last few weeks there have been some new faces around the W+K Tokyo office.
Tom joined us as Studio Manager last month. He originally came to Japan to compete in an ironman event, and somehow never found his way back home to Australia. Still a triathlete and avid runner, Tom is now keeping our studio in shape.
And more new studio faces: Ayano joined us as a designer, bringing smiles, great design talent and occasional outbursts of ballet.
Born in Korea, raised in California, served in Iraq, and now working in advertising in Tokyo, YJ first came to Japan in 2002 and became fluent in Japanese through a love of Japanese TV, manga and Gundam. He also sounds a lot like Louis Armstrong if you put him in in front of a karaoke machine.
Tomo is the newest member of the W+K Tokyo finance team, and until a few years ago he was living, working and surfing in Hawaii where he qualified as a CPA.
Akashi recently joined W+K Tokyo part-time while he completes his studies. He’s football crazy, and founded the brilliant art magazine LIKTEN in 2009.
Yuta is interning with us this summer in studio. Currently studying design in Milan, Yuta also spent 9 years studying in the UK and rumor has it he’s a pretty nifty rugby player.