Co-Founder, Director of Marketing and Designer Outreach
Calgary and Seattle, 2012 – present
MakeFashion is a non-profit wearable technology organization bringing wearable technology to the runway. MakeFashion features year-round workshops, symposiums, and performance events. The annual runway gala in Calgary, Alberta highlights the work of makers and designers wearable electronics, accessories and performance pieces.
As a Co-Founder I launched MakeFashion from a coffeeshop discussion to an internationally-acclaimed leader in the wearable technology space. I direct programs, curate designers, create and maintain brand and visual identity, and oversee all design, marketing, and social media.
Learn more at www.makefashion.ca
Awards and Merits
Editor’s Choice Award – MakerFaire Bay Area.
Erina Kashihara for MakeFashion. Photography by Kelly Hofer.
I create, manage and direct our social media and design content, and serve as a point-of-contact for designers and media.
Videos by Paul Spenard
In four years we’ve successfully designed, developed, and built over 30 wearable technology pieces and have showcased at shows internationally including Shanghai, Rome, The Bay Area, and New York Fashion week. We have been featured in prominent publications including The Walrus (print), Wall Street Journal, and Avenue Magazine (2x). We’ve put the spotlight on Calgary as an innovative, creative hub, and have accelerated the careers of fellow ACAD alumni.