Mari is a producer who travels and designs. Originally from Japan, she has lived in Vietnam, Indonesia, the Netherlands and currently in New York City, the United States. The experience of living in different cultures grew her strong passion in design and creative ideas as means to deliver inspiration that may change how people see the world. She started her career as an account planner, having seven years of experience at Hakuhodo Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. Her past clients include multinational companies in various industries that are interested in starting businesses in Japan, and the Government of Japan for its global PR projects. In 2021, she moved to New York to study graphic design at Parsons School of Design. She is interested in the intersection of branding and interactive design that expand people’s experience. In December 2022, she graduated from Parsons with an associate degree in Communication Design and joined Whatever New York soon after that.