Hello there, dear reader, and welcome to Rain Again!
This blog has turned into a record of my travels in Asia into a more meandering medium for poetic renderings. Feel free to browse, reach out, read more.
About myself: I’m Kaori Freda, a Japanese-American visual artist and corporate financial analyst. I recently shifted from life on the Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago to working at Nike headquarters, working at Accompany, a thriving tech startup recently acquired by Cisco, to doing big $$$ things in finance at Salesforce. I live in Oakland, CA with my sassy cat Oreo.
I’m a person of myriad interests and meandering ways: In the past, I’ve created bucketloads of artwork, trained in traditional printmaking techniques in Italy, interned at various tech incubators and startups, and contributed to Spoon & Tamago, an international Japanese art and design website based out of Tokyo and New York City. I am continually inspired by my friend and mentor Mara Zepeda—an empathetic leader of the greatest magnitude—check out her remarkable life story!