I’m Leela Morimoto, a product designer with a passion for efficiency and organizing. I was born in Hawai'i and raised in Hawai'i and Japan. I am half Japanese, and try to get back to Japan to see my family as often as I can.
Although Origami kickstarted my passion for design, all of my life experiences have led me to find a love of creating order and systems through form follows function design. Sometimes products don't exist for exactly what you need, and that's where my design and manufacturing expertise come into play!
I'm so honored to have my work photographed and written about. My story is definitely unique, and all of my history combined is what has made me who I am today. Enjoy the following links with various excerpts of my life and work: