Building the box for others to think outside of.


Kagen Sound (formerly Schaefer) is a full-time artist known for his complex secret opening boxes.

His work has received grand prize and people's choice awards numerous times in the international NobYoshigahara puzzle design competition. He is acknowledged as a master craftsperson by the Karakuri Creation Group, the worlds only guild of secret box makers in Japan.

Kagen attended Colorado College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with honors in 2000. He has been a full time artist carving his own way ever since.












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