Taka Nakagawa Founder/Creative DIrector

In 1990 my life changed forever. Moving to the US was the beginning of a new life,
with new people, places and opportunities. I’ve chosen to see the world as my canvas, a place of inspiration, a
place of expression. From a youthful 22-year-old who spoke little English, to a husband with two beautiful
children, my life has been challenging in the most fruitful of ways. Dreams have always been my catalyst, the
transport between reality and fantasy, the incubator of evolution. I dream of a place where creation is seen
as an opportunity to inspire and support the people of the world, a device that unites through creativity and
communication, and a place where each individual is valuable. My love for life continues to foster my ability
to envision the invisible and create the impossible. It’s my passion to continually seek new ways to globally
support the less fortunate individuals and communities of the world. Each challenge is an opportunity for a
fresh, unique approach — something that will engage people differently and more effectively. I dream of a place
where creativity is encouraged through love and compassion, a place where the mind is free.

HOMETOWN: Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan

CURRENT CITY: Portland, Oregon
Design Color Architecture
Texture Innovation
Sustainability Progression
Collaboration Health Nature
Adventure Surfing
Swimming Cooking
Family Friends