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Masanori Oji

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1974. Graduated from Hiroshima Institute of Technology in 1997 for Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Environmental Design. After working in an architect office and a graphic design office, he became who he is as of today, a designer. His works expand from designing a variety of Japanese handicraft products, making graphic designs of ongoing works to developing the branding of his product families in an integrated manner. He designs based on the upbringing of a handicraft item with an eye in the destiny of that particular product.
Rina Ono

2001 Graduated from MA of the Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata, Japan 2001 Studied at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design as an exchange student 2002 Worked as an assistant at the Tohoku University of Art and Design 2007 Launched "Rinao design studio"
Miya Suwa

A graphic designer, but her work and interests are not limited to it and has expanded over the years to other areas surrounding design, such as product planning and advertising as well as designing of packages and products. By creating things pleasant and simple to the eye as well as to the mind, she hope her designs help people to unwind and relax somehow and bring comfort and beauty to this chaotic world in some way.
 Nanette Veldsman

A contemporary jewellery designer and manufacturer living and working in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She completed her BA (FA) in Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques and her MA in Visual Arts degree with distinction at the University of Stellenbosch. She attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as an exchange student. Nanette designs and makes The Walter Battiss Jewellery Collection in collaboration with The Walter Battiss Company.  Currently she designs and manufactures jewellery, collections and bespoke, with the assistance of designer jeweller Erne Louw.