Opportunities present themselves to spread happiness and improve life experiences of those around us. Even simple acts can have a significant impact.
One fun and easy way to accomplish this is with artistic gift wrapping, something I'm very passionate about. Beautiful presentations make special occasions even more memorable.
Package design and gift wrapping is an important part of the Japanese culture that I was exposed to while growing up. Products from a department store would be transformed into pieces of art after being wrapped by talented sales staff. As an artist I was inspired to experiment and incorporate many of the concepts and techniques of traditional Japanese art forms into my work. While living in New York City, studying art and design, I really began to extensively use Japanese gift wrapping techniques. Surrounded by the energy and creativity of the city, my imagination took off. Having access to materials from all over the world I began to experiment with various styles, forms and designs, perfecting my craft and developing my own vision.
For the past ten years I have been actively conducting workshops and classes at venues in New York City and Hawaii where I currently reside. International events include recent workshops in India and Japan as well. People and their stories are a huge source of inspiration and motivation. I plan on conducting more workshops and classes in the future as well as gift wrapping services and online craft videos and multimedia.
Learning from others is as much fun as sharing my ideas. If there's anything that you would like to share or if you have any questions please let me know, thank you!