Takeshi Ishiguro was born in 1969 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. He received a Masters in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art in 1995. He joined IDEO in their San Francisco studio in 1996 as a product designer and strategist. In 2002, he established Takeshi Ishiguro Creative Lab to work on both product design and art. He has been active in a wide range of projects, such as performance art, teaching design to global companies, conducting design research, and working as an innovative product designer.