After graduating from Chiba University, Mr. Akimoto worked at an architectural design office. He was responsible for home and commercial facility planning. Afterward, he worked on facilities utilized by schools that were shut down in Setagaya (in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster). After being in charge of workshop and event planning, he also gained experience working as a manager of both plan integration and advertising. He also took part in various space utilization and event planning activities — working all over the country of Japan. He joined Loftwork in 2014. He is currently heading up a project to bring together local manufacturing and creative concepts in an attempt to acquire marketshare both in Japan and abroad.
The new value for businesses conveyed by “AWRD”; the way Shiseido and All Nippon Airways (ANA) is reaching out to creativity around the world.