Misawa was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1982. After graduating from the Interior Design Course of Musashino Art University and working at the design office nendo, she joined Hara Design Institute at Nippon Design Center in 2009. She founded Misawa Design Institute in 2014.
Misawa Design Institute use an experimental approach, attempting to observe the principles behind things and visualize the unknown possibilities to be found there.
Her major projects include waterscape, which redesigned an underwater environment into new aquatic landscapes, the Sange Project, which investigated paper shapes that fly, Paper Verb, which was exhibited at takeo paper show 2018 "precision," UENO PLANET, which visualized the unknown charms of Ueno Zoo, and visual identity for KITTE and TOKYO BIG SIGHT, projects notable for exploring logo versatility. She is the author of waterscape, published by X-Knowledge in 2018.