Miiko's practice is focusing on using designed objects to communicate ideas and narrate stories. She likes to celebrate the enlightening moments between people and objects by adding unusual elements to make the interaction unfamiliar. Besides the function that allows the objects to live in people’s everyday life, she believes designed objects also need to have their own voice. Drawing from the experience of sculpture practice, she incorporates the power of proposing questions and arousing emotions into her design. Miiko has an MDes in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.