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Shushi Yoshinaga is the founder and creative director of Y Design. Her clients are small and large organizations, primarily arts and cultural non-profits. The consultancy’s projects range from logos/identity, brochures, and books to websites, museum exhibitions, and trade shows. A native of Hirosaki, Japan, her work is multinational, featuring projects designed in English, Japanese, and French. One of Shushi’s design research interests is in the visual translation of fundamental cultural ideas, focusing on gesture, form, and type. Her ongoing series of visual compositions based on baroque liturgical music, twenty-seven of her artworks, are in the museum’s permanent collection at The University City Art Museum of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China. She has taught and lectured in London, China, and Japan, given radio and TV interviews in Japan and Argentina. She has also exhibited her works, presented papers and published in the United States, Japan, China, Italy and Argentina.
Shushi is an avid supporter of students studying abroad. She has created and led an annual 12-day cultural exchange program with Tamagawa University since 2013. This popular three-credit intensive fall break in Japan is the first Study Abroad program at Drexel to have reciprocal exchange where both schools alternate hosting the course every other year.