DSI alumni work around the world on an array of social issues. Mayu Inoue, ’18, joined the design company TWOPLATOON after graduation and has been there ever since. At TWOPLATOON, Mayu says she is able to make full use of all the skills she developed at DSI. Mayu has also started her own branding/design business for Japanese overseas entrepreneurs in the social impact area; she says she wants more Japanese people to study at DSI.
“It is not an exaggeration to say that DSI is really a life-changing program — which I didn’t believe prior to studying at DSI!”
Mayu is a Graphic Designer from Tokyo. Her thesis, h.woven, focused on African immigrant textile vendors in Harlem, with whom she worked to co-create tools to help customers learn about the history and backstory of the goods for sale, with the goal of increasing their knowledge and increasing sales for the vendors.