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Kenji leverages creative problem solving and design research to distill complex problems into simple and intuitive solutions that empower users. As a designer at frog, he draws from his diverse background in engineering, industrial design, visual design and branding to craft user experiences that is both innovative and relevant in the market place. At frog, he as worked in a variety of industries with clients such as GE Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Honeywell, Mozilla, Verizon, HP and Chase. Prior to frog, Kenji worked with consumer product companies, Stanley Black and Decker and Restoration Hardware, as well as at a boutique design firm Nonobject in Palo Alto.
Kenji graduated with distinction in product design from Art Center College of Design, has a dual degree in mechanical engineering and material science from Berkeley, and completed a Business and Design Exchange program from INSEAD business school in France. Before becoming a designer, Kenji worked as a QA/QC engineer in the geotechnical industry.
Kenji has a passion in the health and wellness and sustainability space with personal projects being featured in online publication such as core77, notcot, yanko design, inhabitat, and trendhunter. Recently, he has been involved with a frog initiative to help at-risk high school students learn about problem solving through the design process.