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Hitoshi Ujiie

SURFACE IMAGING & RESEARCH

 

Phone:

215-833-3548

 

Email:

Hitoshi@HitoshiUjiie.com

ORCID:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2884-5836

 

Address:

Thomas Jefferson University

School of Design and Engineering

4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19144

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Hitoshi Ujiie is a pioneer in Surface Imaging. With over 20 years of professional experience in surface imaging and manufacturing, his achievements have combined first-hand industry knowledge with academic pioneering in new technology. A native of Kyoto (the center of Japan's textile industry), as an integral member of his family's business, he inherited a specialized knowledge of short run, quality fabric production, and finishing.

 

Hitoshi's professional experience includes designing at Jack Lenor Larsen Design Studio in New York. Here Hitoshi was involved in the development of fine printed fabrics on a worldwide level. In the early 1990s, he established his design studio, specialized in styling a wide range of new surface imaging products.  His collections have been exhibited in many museums, including permanent collections at Cleveland Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and Brooklyn Museum.

 

Sensing the technological revolution on the horizon, he developed expertise in Surface Imaging, the digital transformation of the imageries on a wide range of substrates with advanced inkjet printing processes. As a surface imaging specialist, he is recognized the world over as a digital printing expert and is sought after for his presentations on the subject.

 

At present, he is a professor at Thomas Jefferson University. His involvement in launching Surface Imaging + Research has provided him with the rare opportunity to research and implement new applications of cutting-edge technologies, innovative business concepts, and creative design to the public.

Hitoshi received a B.F.A from Kyoto Seika University in Japan and M.F.A from the University of Georgia.

ABOUT
EXPERIENCE
 
PUBLICATION
 
2020

June 3

Digital Textile Printing Status 2020

Field during Pandemic

NIFT Mumbai Seminar

Online Zoom Conference

2019

October 30

Surface Imaging

WTiN Japan Digital Textile Conference

Tokyo, Japan

2017

November 8

Digital Textile Printing: What is Next?

Home Textile Today

New York NY

2016

December 7

Surface Imaging

A New Transdisciplinary Discipline

AATCC SGIA Digital Textile Printing Conference

Durham NC

2015

January 1

Ujiie, H., “Fabric Finishing: Printing Textiles” in Sinclair, R., in Textile and Fashion: Materials Design and Technology, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK.

2014

September 8

Digital Textile Printing Status 2014

Emerging field of Surface Imaging

NIP-30: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Philadelphia  PA

2014

January 9

Digital Textile Printing Status Report 2014

WTiN European Digital Textile Conference

Heimtextile 2014

Frankfurt, Germany 

2012

September 11

State of Art of Inkjet Textile Printing 2012

Status Report 2012

NIP-28: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Quebec, Canada

2012

August

Transformation of Ideas:

Digital Textile Printing to Surface Imaging

Design Forum Surface by Siq Marketing

Sao Paulo,  Brazil

2012

July

George, B., Marks, G. and Ujiie, H., "The effect of fiber orientation and needle-punch density on image quality of inkjet printing on non-woven substrates,” Journal of The Textile Institute

2012

June

New Textile Design Paradigm:

Digital Printing as a New Form of Craft

Innovations in Printed Textiles Symposium at Textile + Design

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland, New Zealand,

2010

July

Ujiie, H., “Computer Technology from a Textile Designer’s Perspective” in Hu, J., Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK

2008

October

Digital Textile Printing

CREATE Center for Research in Art Technologies and Design University of Ulster, Belfast, UK

2008

September

Textile Print Design & Production

Innovative Textile Printing Symposium

AATCC and  [TC2]

Durham, NC

2008

August

Creation of Textile-Based Durable Printed Antenna Systems

National Textile Center year 16 project

2007

September

Design for Digital Printing

The Textile Society 25th Anniversary Conference: Textiles

The Textile Society, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2006

November

Digital Inkjet Textile Printing: Status 2006

Futrotextiles Conference, Ensait and Lille3000, Lille, France

2006

June

"Digital Printing of Textiles" edited by Hitoshi Ujiie

Woodhead Publishing Ltd, London, UK

2006

May

"Microencapsulated Inks for Digital Ink Jet Textile Printing", National Textile Center year 16 project

2005

September

Innovative Product Development

Digital Fabric Printing

Digital Textile 2005,  Web Consulting

Berlin, Germany

2003-2006

Universal Set of Dyes for Digital Inkjet Printing

National Textile Center year 12 project

2002-2005

Integration of Fabric Formation and Coloration

National Textile Center year 11 project

2002

September

Textile Design Education: 

Digital Inkjet Fabric Printing

NIP 18: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Denver CO

2001

September

Textile Design Styles and Production Methods

NIP 17: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Fort Lauderdale FL

Professor

Surface Imaging 

1988 - 1991
Designer

JACK LENOR LARSEN

Development of print design for home furnishing and expediting administration of prints in progress.

2000 - Present
Director

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY

The Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging

Applied Research Center for Surface Imaging including new product and business development, proof of concept, digital workflow, product testing for Advanced Digital Printing System.

1991 - Present
Principal

HITOSHI UJIIE DESIGN

Design studio specialized in ideation, styling, design and product development for Surface Imaging as well as photo imaging.

1991 - 2000
Program Coordinator

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Textile Design Program

2020

June 3

Digital Textile Printing Status 2020

Field during Pandemic

NIFT Mumbai Seminar

Online Zoom Conference

2019

October 30

Surface Imaging

WTiN Japan Digital Textile Conference

Tokyo, Japan

2017

November 8

Digital Textile Printing: What is Next?

Home Textile Today

New York NY

2016

December 7

Surface Imaging

A New Transdisciplinary Discipline

AATCC SGIA Digital Textile Printing Conference

Durham NC

2015

January 1

Ujiie, H., “Fabric Finishing: Printing Textiles” in Sinclair, R., in Textile and Fashion: Materials Design and Technology, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK.

2014

September 8

Digital Textile Printing Status 2014

Emerging field of Surface Imaging

NIP-30: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Philadelphia  PA

2014

January 9

Digital Textile Printing Status 2014

WTiN European Digital Textile Conference

Heimtextile 2014

Frankfurt, Germany 

2012

September 11

State of Art: Inkjet Textile Printing 2012

Status Report 2012

NIP-28: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Quebec, Canada

2012

August

Transformation of Ideas:

Digital Textile Printing - Surface Imaging

Design Forum Surface by Siq Marketing

Sao Paulo,  Brazil

2012

July

George, B., Marks, G. and Ujiie, H., "The effect of fiber orientation and needle-punch density on image quality of inkjet printing on non-woven substrates,” Journal of The Textile Institute

2012

June

New Textile Design Paradigm:

Digital Printing as a New Form of Craft

Innovations in Printed Textiles Symposium at Textile + Design

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland, New Zealand,

2010

July

Ujiie, H., “Computer Technology from a Textile Designer’s Perspective” in Hu, J., Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK

2008

October

Digital Textile Printing

CREATE Center for Research in Art Technologies Design University of Ulster, Belfast, UK

2008

September

Textile Print Design & Production

Innovative Textile Printing Symposium

AATCC and  [TC2]

Durham, NC

2008

August

Creation of Textile-Based Durable Printed Antenna Systems

National Textile Center year 16 project

2007

September

Design for Digital Printing

The Textile Society 25th Anniversary Conference: Textiles

Textile Society, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2006

November

Digital Inkjet Textile Printing 2006

Futrotextiles Conference, Ensait and Lille3000, Lille, France

2006

June

"Digital Printing of Textiles" edited by Hitoshi Ujiie

Woodhead Publishing Ltd, London, UK

2006

May

"Microencapsulated Inks for Digital Ink Jet Textile Printing", National Textile Center year 16 project

2005

September

Innovative Product Development

Digital Fabric Printing

Digital Textile 2005,  Web Consulting

Berlin, Germany

2003-2006

Universal Set of Dyes for Digital Inkjet Printing

National Textile Center year 12 project

2002-2005

Integration of Fabric Formation and Coloration

National Textile Center year 11 project

2002

September

Textile Design Education: 

Digital Inkjet Fabric Printing

NIP 18: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Denver CO

2001

September

Textile Design Styles and Production Methods

NIP 17: Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Fort Lauderdale FL

EXPERTISE
 
SURFACE IMAGING
Surface Imaging is a new discipline to visualize any imageries on a wide range of substrates by advanced digital printing technologies.  As a pioneer and specialist for inkjet technologies, Hitoshi focuses on integrating with design, business and engineering components in Surface Imaging for his research and academic program.
ACADEMIA

With his over 20 years of academic experience including instructing at FIT, RISD and Parsons, Hitoshi developed a Master of Science degree in Surface Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University. Additionally, he has just launched Surface Imaging Advanced Professional Certificate program to democratize surface imaging to a wide range of audiences. 

CREATIVE PRACTICE
As an award-winning designer, his design collections have been internationally exhibited in many museums including permanent collections at Cleveland Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum and Brooklyn Museum. Today, Hitoshi devotes his creative talents in bridal  photography with highest degree of allure.