Chisato was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up moving back and forth between her native country and the United States. Though hailing from a perfectly respectable family, she found her way to a career in design. This is what happens when one is descended from both pirates and aristocracy. With her original training in designing for the theatre, Chisato employs her unique perspective and sensibility across the many mediums in which she now designs - stage, screen, graphics, events, merchandising, and food. With the Christopher Young Studio, she expanded her expertise in visual merchandising, designing window displays and events for high end luxury brands in the U.S. and internationally.
Chisato is also a Japanese-English translator and interpreter, specializing the fields of film, performance, art, and food. She has had the privilege of working with some of the most respected creative talents from Japan. She has worked extensively with the Japan Society of New York, the Japan Foundation, the Asia Society, the Gohan Society, and the French Culinary Institute. Please see "INTERPRETATION" for more details and a client list.
After serving as the Creative Director for one of New York City's premier events and catering firms, Creative Edge Parties, Chisato relocated to Shanghai and Heidelberg (Germany) for several years before returning to New York City. She currently works on a consultant basis. Please click on "CONTACT" to get in touch.