Mika Tohmon

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UCLA DESIGN MEDIA ARTS BA IN DESIGN MEDIA ARTS

Mika Tohmon is a design student from Japan who grew up in Osaka, Pennsylvania, and Northern California. She now lives in Los Angeles, and is in the final year of her BA at UCLA’s Design Media Arts. Recent works include design direction for LA EigaFest, a Japanese film festival in Hollywood; projection mapping on Broad Art Center at UCLA; and design production for Icelandic musician Ben Frost’s newest album. Mika utilizes her Japanese sensibility and skills in new media to create multi-media works that awaken and sharpen the viewer’s senses. When she is not designing, she loves eating, cooking, visiting museums, digital painting, drinking wine, and snuggling in a warm blanket with a mug of tea latte.

FAVORITE COLOR?
White

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Din or Neuzeit

FAVORITE APP?
Photoshop Express, Twitter

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Sherlock

FAVORITE BOOK?
Flowers for Algernon

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Amelie, Dancer in the Dark

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Tohaku Hasegawa

BOOKMARKED WEBSITES?
But Does It Float

YOUR DESIGN HERO?
Kenya Hara

TALENT YOU WISH YOU POSSESSED?
Spacial cognition

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Write

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Be sensitive.

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