“Use your heart, your courage, your vision to fix, to heal, to connect, to empathize. Because living life for something bigger than yourself is a hero’s journey.”
Designer of experiences, services and products that help people thrive
Tomo, is a University Innovation Fellow, passionate about empowering others, whose future lies in designing innovative and impactful learning experiences. He has pursued an interdisciplinary education, studying Anthropology, Design Thinking, Political Science, and Business at various educational institutions. Having grown up in Japan, Germany, and Scotland, Tomo brings a multicultural perspective to his work, embracing diverse viewpoints.
Tomo's diverse interests span Japanese culture, innovation, marine science, mental health, and creativity, seamlessly blending them to inspire his design approach. He has co-founded multiple organizations, initiated projects addressing gender and environmental challenges, and successfully led teams of over 30 individuals. As a Fellow and as an alumnus and coach of the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, he has also coached product and design teams around the globe.
In 2021, Tomo launched RISE, a pioneering project that delivered self-empowerment and leadership workshops in a roadtrip format to over 250 middle and high school students across Japan. He now operates his own consulting business, specializing in strategy and design for clients in industries such as mobility, manufacturing, and education.
Currently, Tomo serves as Experience Design Lead at AstraZeneca Japan, where he spearheads patient-centricity in healthcare innovation.