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Shintaro Monden

Astoria, NY, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1980. Art and design were always the center of my interest during my junior and high school that eventually led me to make a decision to go to art college. After spending about one year preparing for college in Tokyo, I got accepted to Fine art department of Tokyo Zokei University. My major was sculpture. However, as I studied fine art, I found that my interest was gradually shifting from a fine art field to a design field because I realized that what I really wanted to make was something more practical that could enhance everyday life but something that could be only appreciated in a place like a museum. This change in my thought about art and design made me think about the way to incorporate what I had studied in college and what I wanted to achieve in the future. I finally came to conclusion that product design must be the best way for my goal because product design is all about three-dimensional aesthetics and functionalities. I could have chosen to go to another design school in Japan, but I decided to go to Parsons, since I had always wanted to live abroad to gain my prospective on different cultures. New York City has been a great source of inspirations for my design.

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design