Maya Azumi

Local Researcher

Area: Japan

Maya specialises in design research and product design.

With her experience as a product designer in the UK and Japan, she has worked with international clients for new product development and design strategy projects. In her creative practice, Maya adopts an ethnographic approach, which allows her to identify new people-focused opportunities. On a social level, Maya has a growing concern about emotional impacts upon children in Japan, caused by social divides and economic disparities.

In addition to her BA qualification in Business Administration from Kobe University and a BA qualification in Product Design from Central Saint Martins, Maya has also received a D&AD award for her design projects. She has lived in the UK, and is based currently in Japan. She speaks Japanese and English.

Find out more about projects Maya worked on: Maxi Cosi, Quinny.