My name is Misato Iijima and I go by the nickname of Vivi.
I am a designer, creator, and crafter.
I was born in Japan but spent most of my adult life in America and moved back to Japan in 2014.
My focus in early years have been jewelry design and making. My interest grew over the years and have worked on a variety of media such as
Show window design and production
Retail (in store) display design and production
Event decor design, production, and styling
Interior design and styling
and many more!
Even though the form of my work is diverse, my goals are simple:
1. To make the memorable and touching moment for people by what I create
2. To create designs that are not only visually appealing but also have a purpose or meaning behind it
This is why my work could be the wedding space that would stay in your memory for rest of your life, or a jewelry that could be passed down generations to come.
I love to eat (so much so that I married a chef!) and travel.
Countries I have travel are
Asia: Taiwan, Thailand, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia
Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Vatican
North America: USA
Central America: Mexico, Peru
I'm also interested in sustainable living. I haven't bought plastic bottle drink for a year and 8 months, and I am learning about how I can reduce my footprint every day. I share it on my blog and sustainability page.
Please feel free to contact me via email!