Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in 1962.
Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles in 1985.
Continued studies as a research student at Nippon Daigaku, and later worked under Takenobu Igarashi.
Established design studio, Normal Y.K., in 2000.
Launched the "Vols" cell phone design for the KDDI AU Design Project in 2006.
Has exhibited widely throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan.
Currently serves as a panel member for 100% Design Tokyo.
Honored with the Tokyo Designers Block Frame award for best installation on 2003, and three Good Design awards.
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Hong Kong Day Off
April 27, 2010 3:30 pm
Last week I was in Honk Kong, for a trade show, and a few meetings. On Sunday the owner of the company that makes my watches took us out on his boat. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
In the background, Ryan, and Matthew Waldman of Nooka Watches.
Another award for Dolly
April 13, 2010 1:07 pm
I woke up to some more good news this morning. S&P Dolly has won its second award this year. This time, it’s the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Thank you good people at Normann Copenhagen.