Alumni Messages

Release date:2023.03.01

Designing unseen air

KABU Marie

Technology and Innovation Center, Advanced Design Group, Daikin Industries, Ltd.

  • 2016 Graduated from the Department of Industrial Design, School of Design
  • 2018 Finished the Master's Program at the Department of Design Strategy, Graduate School of Design
  • 2018 - Present  Designer, Technology and Innovation Center, Advanced Design Group, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Related department, course
  • Strategic Design Course(Graduate)
  • Industrial Design Course(Undergraduate)
  • Department of Industrial Design
  • Department of Design Strategy

My current job

I work as a designer at Daikin Industries. I joined the company as a product designer, but my work is very diverse. In addition to air conditioners, I am involved in many other things than I imagined, including product design of various products, design of "koto" such as customer experience, and coming up with ideas for completely new projects.

How I spent my student life

I am sure I did my best in my studies, but when I think back, my memories of extracurricular activities are much stronger. Thanks to the experience of entering competitions with seniors and friends and coming up with large numbers of ideas on a daily basis, I am told that I have a wealth of ideas at work. I was also always creating something, for example, making costumes for a fashion show at a school festival, creating pieces in a workshop for an exhibition, or planning a music event with friends I had met off campus.

Messages for prospective students

The interesting thing about Geiko is that there are many kinds of people. I was stimulated by the many unique people. Also, unlike many other art schools, I could make friends from departments other than design, which really broadened my world. The teachers were all very kind and helpful and always helped me when I struggled. I think the school years are a time to try everything you want to do and think a lot about yourself. I think Geiko is the best place to do it!