Associate Professor Mari Fujita, along with MArch alum Michael Barton, have received a Carter Wosk Award for Applied Art and Design. Specifically, they were recognized for Outstanding Acheivement in Product Design created through their design practice, Maiku Brando

At the outset of the pandemic, they quickly produced a series of hand-printed,-dyed, and -sewn face masks in playful patterns. As their award citation states, “The pandemic demands a practical response – and their face mask design unites functionality with extreme comfort, unique graphics, and an ethos of care.”

Maiku Brando specializes in everyday objects that are both playful and meaningful, with special attention paid to novel applications of both traditional and innovative technologies.