Yumi Sonoda has 18 years of experience as a designer, with excellent hand graphics and computer graphic communication skills. Sonoda has a strong artistic hand and has successfully developed concepts for projects that range from popular lifestyle centers, streetscape retail, community town centers, and boutique hospitality. She develops concepts by hand and digitally to convey the vision of the client as it becomes a successful built project.
She has a wide array of project experience, both domestic and international, and is a strong collaborator. Her designs reflect a realization of the clients purpose and vision; realistic and creative. She has worked on Resort, Retail and Dining projects at all scales with various scopes. Sonoda’s sensitivity to the client’s needs has provided her with lasting relationships with past and present clientele. Currently, she is lending her artistic hand to local theme park development and a highly themed retail destination in Shanghai.