Akiyo Matsuoka has an extensive background in the jewelry industry and progressive experience in both traditional fabrication techniques and digital 3D printing technologies. She retailed her own fine jewelry collection label internationally, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Takashimaya NY, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, and Wako Tokyo. Her exploration in computational design, digital fabrication and visualization expand new viewpoints across disciplinaries, encouraging forward-thinking, and applying experimental, innovative approaches to design. Akiyo is also a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute in NYC. She is an Authorized Rhino Trainer and adviser for design professionals. Current and past clients include Harry Winston, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Movado Group, Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, William Sonoma, MPFP, and US Air Force, to name a few.
Jewelry 2 (Fall 2019)