Junko Toshima

Junko Toshima

New York, NY, US



My passion is to use conceptual design to create meaningful solutions for clients.  I also love applying sustainable design principles to achieve environmentally friendly and functional interiors. I have a BFA in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design and am a 2nd Degree Master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. I'm proficient in Autocad, Adobe Creative Cloud, SketchUp, Vray, hand drawing and making physical models. I speak English, Japanese (native) and Spanish. 


Amanda Sullivan Studio Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

Specify materials and finishes; create mood board, FF&E sheets, 3D models, and renderings; produce CAD drawings, including plan, section, elevation, RCP, redlines, and details; research precedents and inspiration images. Clients include high-end residential and hospitality

Apr 2016 - Jan 2020

Zoological Lighting Institute, New York, NY, New York, NY, US, Translation Assistant

Serve as a language resource for the executive director, an expert on the effects of architectural structures (such as glass curtain walls) and artificial lighting on animal populations. Edit subtitles for the Institute’s films shot in Japan.

Jun 2014 - Dec 2019

Kumiko Inui Architects, Tokyo, JP, Intern

Assisted in model making at this top Japanese architectural firm. Models were done by hand and were primarily of institutional buildings planned to replace those destroyed in the Tohoku earthquake and flood.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Greensaw, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Participated in multiple projects of this design-build firm specializing in architectural reclamation and sustainable design. Learned to work with the properties of aged wood and other reclaimed materials.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2013 - May 2015

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Design

Jan 2011 - May 2013

Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ, US, Music

Music Therapy

Jan 2007 - May 2009

Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Tokyo, JP, Ikebana Master Certification

2nd Degree Masters Certification in Japanese Floral Arranging

Apr 1999 - Dec 2002


High Achievement in Interior Design Award, 1st Place

Sole Recipient. Awarded by Architecture & Interior Design Department at Philadelphia Community College.


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