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Akiyo Matsuoka

SCPS Lecturer


Akiyo Matsuoka has an extensive background in the jewelry industry and progressive experience in both traditional fabrication and digital 3D printing technologies. She retailed her own fine jewelry collection label internationally, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Takashimaya NY, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, and Wako Tokyo. Her exploration in computational design, digital fabrication and visualization expand new viewpoints across disciplinaries, encouraging forward-thinking, and applying experimental, innovative approaches to design. Akiyo is also a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute in NYC. She is an Authorized Rhino Trainer and adviser for design professionals. Current and past clients include Harry Winston, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Movado Group, Macy’s Parade, and Entertainment Group, William Sonoma, and US Air Force, to name a few.
She is also a designer for 3D printed jewelry Leona NY.
Publication: The Essential Guide to Digital Jewelry Design: Freeform and computational design in Rhino and Grasshopper (2021).

Parsons School of Design, Product & Jewelry Design