Mason Kodera (Mixed Media)
Mason Kodera was born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan. When he was young, he really liked drawing and crafting. This was influenced by his mother, who had been a fashion designer. His own world view was established by anime, video games and toys that he enjoyed when he was a child. After getting into Tama Art University, He gradually became more interested in design. In college, Mason gained experienced working in a major video game corporation as a UI designer. He also collaborated with a group of Taiwanese friends to establish an organization with the purpose of improving the relationship between Japan and Taiwan through art and design. They brought a number of Taiwanese artists to Japan and held some events and finally the organization came to be run with the help of a grant from Taiwanese government. Mason soon began working as a freelance graphic designer as a result of these opportunities. After graduating from college, He moved to New York City and has since been active as a designer.