Saori Tahara is a Japanese UX/UI Designer who lives in Brooklyn. Born in Hiroshima, she moved to New York City in 2012. Her career began as a graphic designer with a focus on package graphics, layouts, themes, and promotions.

Her passion has always been in making digital images and the majority of her work is now exploring UX/UI for visual and interactive design.

 

 

 

 
 

EDUCATION

2016 Designlab UX Academy, User Experience & Interface Design Certificate Program

2014-2016 MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice,The City College of New York

2007 BA in Communication Design,Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 Teaching Assistant, The City College of New York BFA Electronic Design and Multimedia (Typography 1 [Professor Donald Partyka], Spring 2015)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Kudos Design Inc., Graphic and Interaction Designer

2016  The City Tutors, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, Graphic Designer

2011-2012 TAKAKURA CORPORATION, Tokyo, Japan, Graphic designer

2009-2011 HANDA DESIGN OFFICE, Tokyo, Japan, Package designer

2007-2008 AD GUILD, Tokyo, Japan, Graphic designer

 

EXHIBITION

2016 Points, Rabbithole Studio, Dumbo, New York

2016 Void Draw, MFA Thesis Performance, CCNY DIAP Gallery, Shepard Hall, New York

2015 Senses Exposed, Compton-Goethals Gallery, CCNY, New York

2015 TIME LINES, DIAP/MFA First Year Project Exhibition, CCNY DIAP Gallery,  New York

2015 New Lingo, Outpost Gallery, Ridgewood, New York

2015 Bring Your Own Beamer, The City College of New York, New York

 

EXHIBITION CURATED

2015 Creating Three-Dimensionality in a Two-Dimentional Realm, The City College of New York, New York

 

AWARD

2015 Therese McCabe 2nd year DIAP fellowship, CCNY, New York, US

2008 A prize in AOYAMA DESIGN AWARD, Tokyo, Japan

2007 A prize in AOYAMA DESIGN AWARD, Tokyo, Japan

2007 Nihon University Guide Book Competition, Silver Award, Tokyo, Japan

2006 Nihon University Guide Book Competition, Gold Award, Tokyo, Japan

 

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

2017 AIGA Sustaining Member

2016 The Society for Experiential Graphic Designs Member

2016 Japan NYC Startups