Shiro Akiyoshi is an Associate Professor at CDM’s School of Design. He obtained his M.F.A. in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a graphic designer and artist. He has been a freelance designer since 1995, and has worked on various design projects for international corporations, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, art galleries, and artists. His art and design work has been exhibited in Japan as well as the United States. His current research projects involve digital imaging, illustration, and montage, combining digital and traditional Japanese image making processes.