Hi, I’m Manako!

My academic background is in anthropology, and I have worked in supply chain management for a Japanese chemicals company and in marketing for an Italian furniture manufacturer in the past 7 years.  My work experiences, so far, have been about dealing with the consequences of design, from procuring the ingredients that engineers chose for a product to marketing plastic chairs as high-end Italian furniture.  I’m excited that I finally get to go upstream in my relationship with products and look forward to doing “considered” making by combining my diverse experiences.

I love cooking and eating, and I kind of have a thing for jumpsuits.