Corinne Okada Takara is a Bay Area artist/arts educator who creates technology integrated art projects. Her public collaborative work explores the use of modern day products to preserve cultural heritage and memory while honoring the colliding and merging stories that arise in rapidly shifting communities. Takara's workshops in San Jose public spaces engage a diverse public cross-section in sharing ideas for urban planning solutions and art enhancements.
She had contributed to the urban landscape of San Jose through a range of public transit art enhancement projects. These include art crosswalks and youth designed patterns for pedestrian and bike freeway overpass structures. Takara also designed community outreach public workshops and pattern concept development for the VTA Santa Clara-Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit Project, a series of eighteen bus stops that aim to reflect both the unique neighborhoods along the route and a coherent visual identity for the transit line. Corinne received her BA in Design from Stanford University.