My Specialities

Some people have said that creativity is just connecting things. I can't agree with them more (whoever said it first) and I just love connecting things to craft something unique, fun, and also useful. Here is a small list of what I'd like to provide to the world and what you can expect from me.

Brand Identity

Providing creative solutions to drive a business and to enhance a brand identity

Creative Idea

Mining a mountain for gold ideas and bring it back on a table

Professional Design Direction

Developing visual design direction and provide best-in-class design service

A Source of Inspiration

Everything I see in my daily life is a great source of inspiration and I always like to share inspirational ideas with people.

Team Development

Acting as the primary liaison and contribute to a creative team buiding and a work culture

Bonus Craft

Taking awesome digital photos, funny illustrations. (You may get some lame jokes on handmade cards from me once in a while)

About Me?

I'm originally from Japan but have spent quite a bit of time in San Francisco. I spend my days working as a senior art director at some creative agency in Tokyo and also do a freelance illustration and design work. I'm an illustrator, printmaker, art director, cat-person, beer drinker, SAKE snob, and what else? Maybe I miss out something but I will think about more exciting words to explaine about me later.

My skills include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and fluency with HTML5 and CSS3. In addition to a foundation in graphic design, I have a traditional art background in intaglio (printmaking), watercolor, acrylic painting, and figure drawing.

Art Direction

95%

Illustration

75%

Printmaking / Craftmaking

65%

Fun

85%

My Portfolio

Here are just a few samples of my work. Please click on images below to enlarge them. Some of my professional works are not OK to display here so if you are interested in seeing more, please drop me a line.

Rakuten ANA card

Graphic Design

Entrance Digital Signage Project

Graphic Design, Art Direction

Printmaking

Printmaking, Illustration

Future Forum

Illustration, Graphic Design, Art Direction

When Bad Gossip Goes Good

Illustration, Graphic Design

IRCE in Chicago

Art Direction

Rakuten Today Website

Graphic Design, Art Direction

Website Guideline

Art Direction, Web Direction

Contact Me

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