About Delphine

Prior to starting her own business in 1985, Delphine served as corporate publications manager at Potlatch Corporation, where she produced the company’s award-winning annual report and corporate magazine. Previously, she spent ten years at Transamerica Corporation and its subsidiary, Transamerica Airlines, producing their publications. Her early career began in financial public relations and journalism, working for Ruder & Finn, the San Francisco Chronicle Features Syndicate and the Lodi News-Sentinel. In addition to her corporate assignments, she is the editor of @Issue: Journal of Business and Design, which she co-founded with designer Kit Hinrichs in 2004. Delphine also has co-authored several books on design and other subjects, including TypeWise and Long May She Wave with Kit Hinrichs. Her book, The Art of Gaman, on the arts and crafts of the Japanese American internment camps during World War II, was turned into a international traveling exhibition, with Delphine as organizer and curator. To date, her show has been mounted in seven U.S. museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery and the International Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe.  NHK Broadcasting sponsored a five-city tour of the exhibition in Japan in 2013. For more than 25 years, Delphine also wrote a weekly feature column for the two largest Japanese American newspapers in the U.S. and co-authored a top-selling Japanese cookbook, Flavors of Japan. In 2002, she was named a laureate of the San Francisco Public Library.