Work Editorial announce the addition of editor Aika Miyake

Miyake is based in Los Angeles and represented by Work Editorial across the United States, the UK and Europe.

Miyake has established herself as a top editor in her native Japan, having built an extensive career working in commercials and music videos with clients such as Nike, Pampers, IKEA, and Spotify. Through her work, she built a strong and lasting relationship with Wieden+Kennedy, which extended her work internationally to projects in Australia, China, and eventually the United States. 

She moved to Los Angeles in 2019, where she rose to acclaim working on projects such as Beyoncé’s Black is King, Otherside for director Emmanuel Adjei, which was Grammy nominated for Best Music Film and also for Best Music Film at the UK’s MVAs, and an Emmy Awards-winning series Chef's Table: BBQ episode featuring chef Rosalia Chay Chuc directed by Zia Mandviwalla.

Growing up, Miyake was a quirky kid who enjoyed playing drums and making hundreds of mixtapes for her sisters. When she was 17, her father passed away and left her his Nikon F2 35mm camera. She spent the following year taking photos with it and listening to music. This opened her heart to the potential of filmmaking and how images paired with music could create emotional experiences.

In her 15+ years as an editor, Miyake has worked with talented directors like Stuart McIntyre, Raine Allen-Miller, Douglas Bernardt, Margot Bowman, and Caroline Koning to name a few, as well as agencies TBWA, Dentsu, AMV BBDO, Droga5, and Wieden+Kennedy in both Tokyo and Portland.

In 2021, she was brought on as editor for the upcoming highly-acclaimed FX/Hulu Mini Series Shogun, where she proved herself invaluable, editing four episodes including the season finale. Her experience editing narrative long form gives her an edge with her commercial work, always focusing her cuts through a storytelling lens.

Work is so thrilled to be adding Miyake to its global roster and to the LA office. Stewart Reeves, Partner, says “Aika brings a unique perspective and an innate musical rhythm to all her edits but what really appealed to me was her rigorous passion for telling stories.” 

Founder Partner, Jane Dilworth says “We are ready for the next stage in Aika’s already accomplished career and it’s not only her talent that we were drawn to, her warmth and humour radiates through her work and she is a real pleasure to spend time with!”

Miyake is delighted to continue her next chapter in editing at Work. “I find the craft of editing similar to Japanese craftsmanship. I’m a lifelong student of my craft, and enjoy exploring new, innovative ways to tell stories. Joining the roster of Work Editorial is an exciting opportunity for me to keep growing and refining my craft among renowned editors.”

Outside of her work in editing, Miyake is passionate about food, travel, reggae music, and her two cats Oreo and Millie.