Michiko was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from "Tama Art University" in Tokyo (majoring in Graphic Design), she studied at the "Art Center College of Design" in Pasadena, California.
Michiko has been working in the fields of Feature Films, Television Commercials, Specialty Films for Expos and Amusement Parks, development for Museum Contents, and others as a Producer and/or as a Visual Effects Producer which has brought her many awards. She has also consulted for major companies on corporate image projects, future visions, marketing concepts, and image production for sports events.
She has been invited as a special lecturer at Universities, Companies, and Academies. She has also been invited as a guest speaker at forums, to be a judge, and to write about Visual Effects in Hollywood. In the U.S., she has given presentations at a UCLA special seminar and at the BDA (Broadcast Designers Association) Conference.
Beside the Hollywood Concept Design, she also works with Design Studio Press, Art Durinski (VFX supervisor),
Kyle Cooper (Director), Frank Serafine (Sound Director), Syd Mead(Futurist, Designer), Jun Miyake (Music Artist), and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Michiko is also a co-owner of the company TRI+ (Tri-plus) in Tokyo.
International Corporate Motion Logos and Openning Titles WQED, Channel 9, KABC , Global TV Network
Fuji Film Co., Honda Co., Sony Co., CBS TV Network, Panasonic Co., Toyota Co., Mizuno Sports Co.
the Nohkai Group of Companies, Bridgestone Co., Max Factor, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, Dentsu Inc.,
Dentsu Tec Inc., Hakuhodo Inc.
TV-CMs Mutual Life Insurance, Fuji Television Network, Regal Shoes Japan., Kanebo Cosmetics Co,. Xerox Co., Japan Railroad (JR Tokai), Kawasaki Steel Co., Toyota Co., Sony Co., NTT Co., Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Tec Inc., Hakuhodo Inc., Tohokushinsha Film Co., Aoi Productions
Feature films Paramount Pictures
Animated Short Film "Peppy"
Museum contents Sony Explorascience Museum in Beijing
Pre production Bridgestone Tire Co., Sony Co., Oriental Land Co., Universal Studio Japan, Toyota Co.,
All Nippon Airways (ANA), VaioNet TV (Sony owned), Ide production, Sony Pictures
Event International Digital Music Event Rocket Network U.S.A.
Consultant HONDA’s Advanced Research and Design Studio Tokyo, Japan
World Expo Contents Mitsui Toshiba Pavilion for Aichi World Expo 2005
Mural HONDA R&D America’s design studio
Total Image Producer Indy Japan 2004 (Car Race) Advertising, Promotion, Campaign, Print Graphics