Alex Isamu Arie

Alex Isamu Arie

Contributing Faculty, Product Design

About: Alex is a successful, international designer at Sony Tokyo Headquarters, VP of US Sony Design Centers and he recently created his own design firm, Kotofacto. His global experience, passion, and devotion to working with creative people builds exciting activities and inspiration for many young designers.

He is highly motivated with proven success in product design with innovative thinking and user-centric mind, an effective leader of worldwide top-class design teams in producing award-winning design solutions that are inspired, meaningful and branded correctly. He is passionate about fostering a culture of creativity, defining strategic vision, and leading teamwork across essential groups and partners to deliver outstanding user-experiences that can become new trends in the market.

Education: Kuwasawa Design Institute (Tokyo), Industrial & Strategy Design and Sophia University (Tokyo), Bachelor of Science in Business and Economic Studies

Experience: Tokyo HQ/Sony Design Center from 1989 - 2000, San Francisco Design Center 2000 - 2006, Los Angeles Design Center 2006 - 2010, San Diego HQ/Design Center 2010 - 2014, Founder & Principal of KOTOFACTO