My name is Madoka Wada.

I am a senior Interactive Arts major at Maryland Institute College of Art and have extensive professional experience as a web designer. Art and design can significantly improve people’s relationship with one another and with technologies. My practice embodies the intentional use of a variety of tools, including interactive art, community art, social design, and contact improvisation.


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Interactive Arts BFA Candidate, 2016–2019

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


Creator and facilitator, Interactive Mural Lab, Patterson High School
Baltimore, MD, 2017–Present

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

Employment History

France-Merrick Fellow, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2017–Present
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


A. Claire Gaskens Harper Scholarship, MICA, 2017–2018
Dean’s List, MICA, 2016–2017
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 arts
Web & graphic design
Social design
Community art
Mural creation
Video & sound editing
3D modeling & printing
Digital fabrication

Computer Skills

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


MITx: Intro to CS, 2017

Selected Exhibitions

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

Traveling O
Porto Gallery
Yokohama, Japan, 2011

Artist in Residences

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

Kotobuki Creative Action
Yokohama, Japan, 2009–2011