- Current position
- Co-Founder, CSO at Friends
- Service Design
Miki Aso is co-founder and CSO of Friends, a collaborative design and innovation company based in Brooklyn, New York. As CSO, she leads the strategy and design research practice for Friends.
Miki works alongside teams and leaders to transform the relationship between companies and people. She is constantly in search of new ways to support partners as they do things they’ve never done before and believes that design is as much facilitation as it is vision.
Her 6 years of experience spans client work from global companies and start-ups to nonprofits and government entities. This past year she’s been thrilled to work alongside healthcare innovators creating and experimenting with the future of health, as well as construction workers to co-design their jobsite experience to be one that nurtures relationships and celebrates progress.
Miki is fascinated by the weird, wild, and beautiful qualities that make us human. She loves the absurd and silly, and is on a mission to design the future we want to live in.