Aki splits her time and passion between the advertising and the documentary film worlds. She started her career at Cutters Los Angeles, apprenticing the market’s top editorial talent.
In late 2011 she was tapped by director Lucy Walker to cut the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”. The film focuses on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. Aki’s commercial portfolio includes spots for Nike, AIG, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Asahi, among others. Her work has been recognized in many festivals. Aki’s also building up her director career.. She directed for Adidas, SK-II, Yahoo, and many more.
Aki looks to create a sensual yet strong flow in her edits, making the story perfectly palatable for the viewer. Beyond conveying the story, to her, directing and editing is about making an intangible connection with the audience. Aki makes it a point to appeal to the senses.Aki has also been chosen as one of the 2017 “40 Under 40” leaders in advertising and marketing by Campaign Asia-Pacific.