About

Interaction Designer 

Born and Raised in Marrakech Morocco, developed in U.S.A. and Japan 

Obsessed with languages, Food and Music. Usually found lining up for outside of curry shops or camping at music festivals. 

Food blogger, Guitar player and Music composer on the side. 

Fluent in Arabic, French, English and Japanese

Employement

Research Assistant at Embodied Media Project in Tokyo. Working on interactive experience using music and haptic technology. December 2017- Present

Part-time English Instructor at Berlitz in Yokohama. March 2016- Present

Facilities Support Coordinator at Hines for Amazon in Seattle. Focusing on facilities management under the Amazon HQ account. February 2015- Sept 2015

Intern at Hines Interest Limited in Chicago. Working as a property manager for a high rise building. July 2013- Sept 2013

Education

Master in Media Design at Keio University, Faculty of Media Design. Creating tools for young learners to develop creative and collaboration skills through music learning. Active member of the Embodied Media Project

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Micheal G Foster School of business. Focus on marketing strategies and sales presentations. Sept 2012- June 2014

Associate of Arts from Seattle Central CollegeSept 2010- June 2012.

Exhibitions and Papers

Keio Media Design Forum: Tangible Pads v1. November 2017 

Dubai International Film Festival: Tangible Pads v2. December 2017 

SXSW Education Playground: Tangible Pads, Current version. March 2018

Skills

Max Msp

Abelton Live

Arduino Programming

Hardware Prototyping

Affiliations

Embodied Media Project

Embodied Media

The Embodied Media Project in Keio University Graduate School of Media Design aims to create future media technologies that record, share, enhance, and even create the kind of experiences that we have through our bodies. Haptics, VR, Telexistence & Enchanted Things - By studying embodied informatics in human interaction, we design embodied experiences that entertain, enchant, and empower us.

Like a Local Personal Food Review Site 

like A Local

T here is no doubt that the two guys at Shiva Curry Wara are the curry rockstars of Tokyo. The moment you walk inside, seeing them standing behind the counter, you know they're not messing around. I've been going back and forth to this place, every time waiting as much as 1h and a half and as little as 20mins.