Katie O'Brien

Associate Director, Design & Workplace - Project & Development Services • Japan

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2-11-1 Nagatacho Chiyoda-ku
Sanno Park Tower
Tokyo, Tokyo 100-6113

Katie O'Brien

Associate Director, Design & Workplace - Project & Development Services • Japan

With over 15 years commercial workplace experience throughout the greater APAC region, Katie brings a wealth of knowledge to the local market across Workplace Strategy and Project delivery. Based in Tokyo, she has extensive local project experience with Japanese clients and a thorough understanding of the intricacies of domestic projects and the required components for a successful outcome.

Katie is dynamic team leader and creative problem solver with a strength in clear communication and high-quality results. She energizes organizations and high-performance teams leading culture transformation through human centered experiences.

She also frequently takes part of industry events and panel discussions ranging from Singapore InDesign to TEDx South Bank Brisbane event and the Design Institute of Australia Dialogues series.

Clients Served

  • Japanese Multinational Conglomerate HQ – Tokyo, Japan
  • Japanese Banking Institution – Tokyo Japan
  • Japanese Retail Corporation – Tokyo, Japan
  • Japanese Research & Consulting Firm– Tokyo, Japan
  • Multinational Pharmaceutical Company– Tokyo, Japan
  • Multinational Chemical Corporation – Tokyo, Japan
  • Multinational Banking Institution – Tokyo, Japan
  • Multinational Banking Institution– Osaka, Japan
  • Multinational Information Technology Company – Singapore
  • Multinational Insurance Company– Singapore
  • Asian Urban & Business development group – Singapore
  • Thai telecommunications company– Bangkok, Thailand
  • Australian Energy Infrastructure company – Melbourne, Australia
  • Australian Energy Corporation– Townsville, Australia
  • Department of Defense – Brisbane, Australia
  • Australian Customs Services – Brisbane, Australia
  • Brisbane International Airport – Brisbane, Australia
  • Melbourne International Airport – Melbourne, Australia


  • Bachelor or Built Environment (BBE) Majoring in Interior Design (Int.Des), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Design (BDes) First Class Honors in Interior Design (Int.Des), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Advanced Diploma Interior Design (Ad.Dip), KVB Institute of Design Sydney

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