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About Asuka Saito : Asuka Saito is an award-winning jewelry designer and an accredited jewelry professional based in San Francisco, California. She has obtained qualifications from Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A) and learned some jewelry making skills at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. She designs contemporary-ish jewelry, not just a symbol of wealth but also wearable art, inspired by forms and colors found in nature.
ORGANIZATION:
Asuka Saito

EDUCATION:
2016, Fabrication, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, USA.
2012, Applied Jewelry Professional, GIA, USA.
2012, Jewelry Essentials, GIA, USA.
2012, Diamond Essentials, GIA, USA.
2012, Colored Stone Essentials, GIA, USA.

EXPERIENCE:
Blooming Flavors Asuka Jewelry, San Francisco, CA/USA.
Miseki Jewelry, San Francisco, CA/USA.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2018, Costume Jewelry Award Winner's Exhibition, Karato 71, Tokyo/JAPAN

2018, Hebei Design Week Exhibition Rongcheng Citizens Sports Center, Heibei/CHINA

2018, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Week Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen/CHINA

2018, Hebei Design Center Exhibition Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center, Heibei/CHINA

2018, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference The Lalit, New Delhi/INDIA

2018, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference The Lalit, Mumbai/INDIA

2018, "MOOD" Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como/ITALY

2017, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen/CHINA

2017, 40 x 40 Exhibition Budapest Projekt Galéria, Budapest/HUNGARY

2017, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference The Lalit Mumbai/INDIA

2017, "MOOD" Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como/ITALY

2016, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference Hotel Lalit Exposition Center, New Delhi/INDIA.

2016, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2016, Shenzhen/CHINA.

2016, The Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing, Mumbai/INDIA.

2016, Bologna Design Week, Bologna/ITALY.

2016, A' Winners' Exhibition, Cube Design Museum, Museumplein, Kerkrade/NETHERLANDS.

2016, ​The Exhibition of Winning Designs, "MOOD" Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco, Como/ITALY.

2016, "Waste in Bloom", The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA/USA

2016, "Waste in Bloom", Group Art Show, The International Hostel, San Francisco, CA/USA

2015, "Tiny Oasis", 100 Creators Exhibition/Creative Life, 30th Anniversary TOKYO DESIGN WEEK, Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae, Tokyo/JAPAN

2015, "Nature-scape Terrarium Ring", Handmade Exhibition, Magazine Land, Art Imagine Gallery, Tokyo/JAPAN

2015, "Dancing Feather - Terrarium Jewelry" ,Flower Couture x BARE Magazine, BARE flea market: The Berkeley Trading Post, Berkeley, CA/USA.

2015, "Nature-scape Terrarium Jewelry", RAW SF Fashion Show, Ruby Skye, San Francisco, CA/USA.

EVENTS:
2018, "51st Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program", Jewelry Designer/Presenter, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2017, "50th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program", Jewelry Designer/Presenter, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2016, "49th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program", Jewelry Designer/Presenter, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2015, "48th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program", Jewelry Designer/Presenter, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2014, "47th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program", Jewelry Designer/Presenter, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

AWARDS:
2018, Special Honorable Mention Award, Costume Jewelry Design Award, Toyko/JAPAN

2018, Bronze A' Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category A' Design Award & Competition, Milan/Italy.

2017, Honorable Mention Award in Jewelry of Fashion Design Category, International Design Awards, Los Angeles/USA.

2017, Bronze A' Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category A' Design Award & Competition, Milan/Italy.

2016, Gold Medal Prize, Fire Mountain Gem & Beads' Jewelry-making Contest featuring Swarovski Crystal, USA.

2016, A' Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category A' Design Award & Competition, Milan/Italy.

2016, Finalist, Fire Mountain Gem & Beads' Jewelry-making Contest, Gemstone and Glass, USA.

2015, Gold Medal Prize and Grand Prize Trendsetter Award, Fire Mountain Gem & Beads' Jewelry-making Contest featuring Swarovski Crystal, USA.

2015, New Designer Award, COSJWE, JAPAN.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, Degital Artist Magazine, http://www.digitalartistmagazine.com/article.php?I
D=31066

2018, By Design Magazine, http://www.bydesignmagazine.com/article.php?ID=773
05

2018, Like Design, http://www.likedesign.org/article.php?ID=26284

2018, World Designers Day, http://www.worlddesignersday.com/article.php?ID=10
994

2018, Designer Wise, http://www.designerwise.com/article.php?ID=17676

2018, Design Articles, http://www.designarticles.org/article.php?ID=10246
5

2018, Magnificent Designers, http://www.magnificentdesigners.com/article.php?ID
=24800

2018, Salone del Designer, http://www.salonedeldesigner.com/design.php?ID=671
78​

2018, Design Interviews, http://www.design-interviews.com/design.php?ID=671
78

2018, Design Magazine, http://www.designmag.org/design.php?ID=67178

2017, Designer's List, http://www.listdesigners.com/article.php?ID=332661


2017, Design Legends, http://www.design-legends.com/legendary-designer.p
hp?ID=141602

2017, Designs Prize, http://designsprize.com/article.php?ID=2787

2017, World Designers Day, http://www.worlddesignersday.com/article.php?ID=72
93

2017, Which Design, http://whichdesign.org/article.php?ID=3888

2017, Design Publication, http://design-publication.com/article.php?ID=10199


2017, Design Headlines, http://design-headlines.com/article.php?ID=9442

2017, Design Trophy, http://designtrophy.org/article.php?ID=9540

2017, For Design Magazine, http://fordesignmagazine.com/article.php?ID=7092

2017, Claim Magazine, http://claimmagazine.com/article.php?ID=69692

2016, Jewelry Stringing Magazine, Back Cover, Fall issue, USA.

2016, Design Interviews, http://www.design-interviews.com/design.php?ID=451
15

2016, The Magazine for Design, http://magazinefordesign.com/article.php?ID=4834

2016, Salone del Designer, http://www.salonedeldesigner.com/ design.php?ID=45115

2016, meet design, http://meetdesign.org/article.php?ID=2163

2016, Design Magazine, http://www.designmag.org/design.php?ID=45115

2016, Jewelry Maker's Newsletter, Fire Mountain Gems & Beads, May, USA.

2016, 49th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program, 24hr K-POP TV Channel 32-6, April, San Francisco, Silicon Valley Bay Area, CA/USA.

2016, 49th NCCBF Queen Program Guide, April, Sandance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2016, dpi Magazine, http://www.dpimag.com/, January, Melbourne, VIC/AUSTRALIA.

2015, Going Places Magazine, Malaysia Airlines in-flight magazine, page 24, November, MALAYSIA.

2015, niusnews 妞新聞, http://www.niusnews.com/=P1maaab1, November, TAIWAN.

2015, Artarius media, http://artarius.com/nature-scape-jewelry-series-by
-asuka-saito/, September, Nevada/USA.

2015, TOKYO DESIGN WEEK ALL RECORDS, Tokyo Design Week, October, Tokyo/JAPAN.

2015, Style & Art, http://stylenart.com/nature-scape-jewelry-lets-you
-carry-a-tiny-oasis/

2015, newsFlow24, http://www.newsflow24.com/raise-a-tiny-oasis-with-
the-characterscape-jewellery-sequence-via-asuka-sa
ito-d9yr

2015, ATELIER, http://atelierdeveil.com/blog/2015/9/10/nature-sca
pe-jewelry-lets-you-carry-a-tiny-oasis-by-asuka-sa
ito, September, Pistoia/ITALY.

2015, Beautiful Lands, http://beautifullands.com/posts/blooming-flavors-f
rom-asuka-jewelry#.Vs9ZTJMrJE4

2015, designboom, http://www.designboom.com/art/nature-scape-jewelry
-series-asuka-saito-blooming-flavors-09-10-2015/, September, Milan/Italy.

2015, Design Taxi, http://designtaxi.com/news/379654/Whimsical-Jewelr
y-Features-Real-BeautifulFlowers-Encased-In-Tiny-G
lass-Orbs/

2015, NYLON Japan, August, JAPAN.

2015, Magazineland, August, Tokyo/JAPAN.

2015, BARE Magazine, http://www.baremagazine.org/april-showers

2015, Bored Panda, http://www.boredpanda.com/nature-scape-terrarium-r
ing-blooming-flavors/

2015, Awesome Inventions, http://www.awesomeinventions.com/nature-inspired-j
ewelry-oasis/, Online Magazine, London/UK.

2015, The WorldNews Network, http://wn.com/blooming_flavors, February

2015, 48th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program, 24hr K-POP TV Channel 32-6, April, San Francisco, Silicon Valley Bay Area, CA/USA.

2015, 48th NCCBF Queen Program Guide, April, Sandance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA/USA.

2015, J Weekly, April, SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/USA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Advanced), Japanese (Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Photoshop, Advanced.
MS Word/Office, Advanced.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
World Design Consortium
International Association of Designers
International Design Club
International Bureau of Service Providers
International Council of Creative Industries
Alliance of International Business Associations

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2018, A' Design Award & Competition, COMO/ITALY
2017, A' Design Award & Competition, COMO/ITALY

HOBBIES:
Baking

WEB SITE:
https://www.blooming-flavors.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.blooming-flavors.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-08-29 15:04:59

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Asuka Saito


Phoenix in Bloom Necklace

A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2015
Asuka Saito for Blooming Flavors Asuka Jewelry
Musubi Head Jewelry

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2016
Asuka Saito for Asuka Saito
Raindrops Pendant

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2017
Asuka Saito for Asuka Jewelry

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