Ryohei Matsumoto graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, where he studied advances in developing nations, as well as international issues. During this time, he participated in an American NGO-run program for constructing residential buildings abroad in Southeast Asia. Upon graduating, Matsumoto went to work for a large office furniture maker, grappling with how to improve work environments and suggesting improvements for these spaces, but a desire to create environments on his own that would inspire creativity led him to join Loftwork Inc. in 2014. Drawing on his project management skills, honed through experience in web directing, he became thoroughly involved in the work of producing creative spaces. Whether at home or abroad, everyone refers to him by his nickname, “Heyhey”.