YU HIRAOKA

I am a Japanese designer based in Milan. Born in 1988. After studying design in Japan, UK, and Italy, I started a professional design career in 2013. I worked at several design studios in Milan. I became a full-time freelance designer in 2018, and work on projects for the international clients. I have won many international design awards with my product designs. Among those awards, the biggest achievement is that I won Porada international design award in 2017 with my coffee table design.

SCHOOLS

  • Kobe Design University | Japan | BA Product Design | April 2007 – March 2011
  • University of Westminster | UK | Exchange Programme | September 2008 – June 2009
  • Politecnico di Milano | Italy | MSc Product Service System Design | October 2011 – July 2014

CAREER

  •  Triumph Design and Consulting | Milan | Product Design, Interior Design | November 2013 – December 2014
  •  Corrado Dotti Design & Architecture | Milan | Product Design, Interior Design | Jan 2015 – Apr 2018
  •  Yu Hiraoka Design | Milan | Product Design, Interior Design | May 2018 – Present