Born in 1970, he graduated from Kaimuki High School in Hawaii. After completing the legal course in the Law Department of Hosei University in 1994, he started his career at a foreign capital-owned hotel in Japan as a front attendant. Through a range of design-related work experience, he stepped into design industry. He established K.K. YASHIMA Design Office in 2009 and achieved numbers of successful award-winning projects.
Business experience: 21 years (as of Sept 2020)
2009: Established YASHIMA Design Office, Inc.
2001: Joined Rian Ihara Design Office, Ltd.
2000: Joined ILYA Corporation
1998: Joined Bikohsha Inc.
1996: Joined Nanaroku Studio
1995: Joined Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay as front attendant
1994: Completed the legal course, Law Department, Hosei University
1989: Graduated from Kaimuki High School, Hawaii State, USA
2012: Accepted in SDA, Naha Kankikotsurominatochniri Tunnel Ventilation Tower Sign Planning
2011: Accepted in SDA, Tomobe Service Area Sign Planning
2010: Accepted in GRAND PRIZE, Shuzenji Design Idea Cont2012: Accepted in SDA, Hiroshima Train Vert Sign Planning
2010: Accepted in SDA, Mitsui Outletpark Kitahiroshima
2009: Accepted in SDA, Digital Signage Planning, Tokyo Midtown Sign Planning
2008: Accepted in SDA, Shiodome City Center Sign Renewal
2007: Accepted in SDA, Sony Head Office (Sony City) sign planning
2007: Accepted in SDA, Tokyo Midtown Sign Planning
2005: Promotion Prize, SDA, Nihonbashi 1-chome Bldg. Sign Planning, Coredo Nihonbashi