Born in Tokyo, 1965. Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design, and moved to the U.S. in 1989, where she received her MFA from CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, Department of Design. After graduation, she worked at TAMOTSU YAGI DESIGN in San Francisco for four years. After returning to Japan, she established Awatsuji Design Inc. in 1995 as a design studio for female designers led by sisters Mihaya and Maki Awatsuji. In addition to branding design for stores and other businesses, she is active in a wide range of fields, including hotel graphics, packaging, and other graphic design, as well as signage and space production. Professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design, JAGDA member, Japan Typography Association member.