Makiko O



Makiko O

Founder of Think, Vision & Riot Inc. Fashion Collaboration Producer

Current Location

Berlin, DE

Makiko is available for work

+20 year industry veteran
One of the first to start the emerging designer collaboration x big brands in the industry.

branding and identity
fashion insights
licensing & sub-licensing
trend forecasts & analysis
market research
buying and merchandising
new business launches
mergers and acquisitions

Think, Vision, & Riot Inc. specializes in branding services.
The company offers customized services/solutions to various media, i.e., Retail, Designer brands, Press, Trade Shows, films, etc. It aims for each client to build, formulate, and maintain their identity in the market and enforce and execute their branding strategies.

  • Brands Makiko has worked with
    • UNIQLO
    • J.Crew
    • Brooks Brothers
    • Ralph Lauren
    • Calvin Klein
  • Makiko's past titles
    • Founder
    • Director Of Operations
    • Licensing Officer
    • International Specialist
    • Licensing Coordinator
    • Licensing Coordinator
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions



Sep 2007 - Now

Branding Specialist / Producer - the company's mission is to give each client, a customized solution to achieve the corporate/brand image and sales through branding and consultancy.

Current Clients:...

Director of Operations for NY Concept Design Studio


May 2006 - May 2008

• Designer Invitation Project – Spearheaded and launched all of their collaboration projects. Worked with Alexandre Plokhov from Cloak, Alice Roi, 3.1Phillip Lim , Opening Ceremony, Tim Hamilton, Alex...

Licensing Manager


Jul 2004 - Sep 2005

• Launched J.Crew Division in Renown America by establishing the product development process and monitoring system.
• Oversee planning and production team, which operates Japan exclusive products for...

International Specialist

Brooks Brothers

Apr 2003 - Jul 2004

• Proposed and got approvals at board meeting of the five-year business plan for the Japanese market to increase sales by 200%; including market trend analysis, sales, distribution, production, market...

Licensing Coordinator / Deputy Director

Ralph Lauren

Aug 1999 - Mar 2003

• Monitored and approved the proper execution of design concepts at both retail stores and showrooms for all Women’s Wear categories in Japan.
• Planned and conducted training seminars for sales assoc...

  • Collaboration Solutions


  • License Management


  • International Market Analysis


  • Market Research


  • Branding Consultancy


  • New Business Development


  • Trend Forecasting


  • Merchandising Strategies








New York University, Gallatin


International Business

1994 to 1998

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