My name is Madoka Wada.

I use technology in art and design to make magic. When we experience unexpected moments, our minds open up, and we remember a sense of wonder. I practice this magic to engage participants with their true self.


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Interactive Arts BFA, 2016–2018

Berkeley City College (BCC), Berkeley, CA
Non-degree program for transfer students, 2014–2016


France-Merrick Fellow Training, MICA
Developed and ran trainings as Community Arts & Service Coordinator
Baltimore, MD, 2018

Creator and facilitator, Interactive Mural Lab (IML), Patterson High School
Baltimore, MD, 2017–2018

Community Site Leader, School Mural, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
Baltimore, MD, 2017

Art & Design Experiences

Temporary Community Arts & Service Coordinator, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2018
Interactive Exhibits Intern, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD, 2018
France-Merrick Fellow, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2017–2018
Community Site Leader, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2017
Design Fellow, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Washington, D.C., 2016
Student Worker, BCC, Berkeley, CA, 2015–2016
Web Designer, Solare Hotels and Resorts, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
Volunteer (Gardener, Muralist, and Web Designer), WWOOF
US, Canada, and Mexico, 2011–2012
Web Director, NRI Netcom, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2010–2011
Freelance Web Designer, Tokyo, Japan, 2008–2009
Web Designer, Irep Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2005–2007
Web Designer, Fujitsu Learning Media Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2004–2005


Interactive Media Department Award, MICA, 2018
A. Claire Gaskens Harper Scholarship, MICA, 2017–2018
Dean’s List, MICA, 2016–2018
Art and Cultural Studies Award, BCC, 2016
Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship, Bernard Osher Foundation, 2016
Academic Honor Student, BCC, 2014–2016
Winning Team, Startup Weekend Tech for Good San Francisco, 2013

Art and Design Skills

Interactive art & installation
Web & graphic design
Social design
Community art
Mural creation
Video & sound editing
3D modeling & printing

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Python, Processing
Raspberry Pi
Ableton Live
Twitter Bootstrap
Balsamiq Mockups




MITx: Intro to CS, 2017

Selected Exhibitions

Everyday Movements
Piano Gallery
Baltimore, MD, 2018

For Your Inspiration:
Baltimore City Public Schools Exhibition of Student Artwork

Group Exhibition (Participated as IML)
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MD, 2018

From Incarceration to Liberation
Group Exhibition
The Art Gallery
San Francisco, CA, 2015

Artist in Residences

La Casa de los Niños de Yucatán
Hoctún, Mexico, 2012

Kotobuki Creative Action
Yokohama, Japan, 2009–2011