Aya is a designer, and artist from Tokyo Japan, based in Brooklyn, NY and Europe. In 2016 She was nominated for a DMY Berlin international Design Award as a best new talent, this year she will be SaloneSatelite in Milan design week as a founder of Aya Kawabata Design. Past work for Milan and Paris design week, london design festival, ICFF NYC, Tokyo design week.
She was featured by Vogue Magazine UK, Meson &Objet Paris, Textile Plus Netherlands and more.In 2015 She was featured as a designer by Designboom design magazine and TL mag,selected as a Adobe Creative Jam Young Best Local Designer in NYC. Dutch Invertual exhibition that Aya did visual design and direction was featured by New York Times, Global interview, The Face etc.
Before moving to the USA, Her design work was at Tokyo News Paper. In 2015, She received an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. From same year, Aya works for Dutch Invertuals and Edhv as a international designer, recently joined branding agency in NYC as a designer.You can find her projects in several countries such as: Tokyo Japan, Eindhoven Netherlans, Berlin Germany, Paris France, Milan Italy, Oslo Norway, Sweden, and NYC, Boston, Chicago in USA.
Past/Current clients include intel, Dutch inverturals, Alfalfa studio NYC, IKEA, Levi's studium, They Might Be Giants, and Tunica Magazine etc.
Aya is currently available for select freelance and collaboration projects.
Visit the Website: www.ayakawabata.com