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Akiyo Matsuoka has an extensive background in the jewelry industry and progressive experience in both traditional fabrication and digital 3D modeling. She retailed her own fine jewelry collection internationally, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Takashimaya NY, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, and Wako Tokyo. Her exploration in computational design, digital fabrication and visualization expand new viewpoints across disciplinaries, encouraging forward-thinking, and applying experimental, innovative approaches to design. Akiyo is also a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute in NYC. She is an Authorized Rhino Trainer and adviser for design professionals. Current and past clients include Harry Winston, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Movado Group, Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, West Elm (William Sonoma group) and US Air Force, to name a few. Publication: "The Essential Guide to Digital Jewelry Design: Freeform and computational design in Rhino and Grasshopper" (2021).