Aki Shigemori is a Senior Graphic Designer with a versatile background in commercial design, art exhibition, and museum education. She is at ease with a wide range of styles, enhancing Thinc’s visuals with elegant hand drawings and precise diagrams. Her graphic designs often have a naturalistic flair that complements the ecological themes present in much of Thinc’s work. Aki’s projects include the Connecticut Science Center, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Infinite Variety quilt exhibition, the Discovery Center at Discovery Park of America, the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, exhibits for the MIT Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Jordan Museum, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the World Science Forum 2017 Jordan.
Previously, Aki worked as a graphic designer in Tokyo while curating and organizing contemporary art exhibitions in Kyoto and Hiroshima. Aki’s expertise in 3D design began with her work as a shoe designer at Himiko in Tokyo.
Aki earned a MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BA in the Science of Design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She is fluent in Japanese.