Partner, Antenna Design
Masamichi Udagawa is a partner at Antenna Design New York Inc., which he co-founded in 1997. Antenna’s design projects range from the public and commercial to the experimental and artistic, typically spanning object, interface and environment. Antenna’s work has won numerous awards, including recognition from Business Week/IDSA, ID, Fast Company and Wired magazines. In 2006, Masamichi received the United States Artists Target Fellowship in the Architecture and Design Category. In 2008 Antenna won the National Design Award in Product Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Before forming Antenna, Masamichi ran a New York satellite studio of IDEO Product Development. He has worked as a senior designer at Apple Computer Industrial Design Group, Emilio Ambasz and at the Yamaha Product Design Laboratory in Japan. Masamichi has been involved in design education since 1992. For the past five years, he has been a visiting faculty member and critic in the Yale University School of Art graduate Graphic Design Department. From 2007 to 2009, he was an external examiner for the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions, in London. He has also been an Associate Professor at New York University and a faculty member at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
BS, Industrial Design, Chiba University (Japan), 1987
MFA, Industrial Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1991