W+K Tokyo

NEW FACE | Mike+Shohei

Here’s a few of our new family members. More to follow!

Mike Blasberg マイク・ブラスバーグ | Network Engineer

Mike was born in Mississippi but has spent most of his life in North Carolina and Portland. His degree is in Chemical Engineering, but he later opted for something more social than pushing papers around, and found himself doing IT. He’s been at W+K for about 8.5 years. He enjoys hosting dinner parties, camping, rosé with Cheez-Its, being on the water, biking, and the thought of being fit. He hopes to run a marathon one day.


Shohei Kawada 川田翔平 | Designer

Born in Honolulu to a Japanese mother and American father, Hawaii is a perfect halfway point for Shohei. Although he grew up near the beaches of Honolulu and LA, he doesn’t know how to surf. Instead he spent much of his childhood drawing and making things. That passion grew into a decision to pursue a career as an artist. He attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and studied illustration. But because he gets bored of things easily, he delved into other skills like graphic design and animation. Upon graduation, he found an opportunity at W+K Tokyo as a design intern and to everyone’s surprise (including his) he fit right in.

These days Shohei spends his time attempting to explore all of Tokyo, taking photos of nostalgic things and playing baseball on weekends. His favorite things are blue skies, 80’s Japanese music, old vintage things and anything dark chocolate. He used to drink only black coffee, but lattes have grown on him since moving to Japan.