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San Francisco, CA
Lupicia Fresh Tea 2008–2010
Event Flyers 2009–2012
San Francisco Mystery Game Background Illustrations 2007
Adobe Creative Suite
completely proficient in Windows, Mac, and Linux
familiar with POS systems and Volusion
strong illustration and traditional design skills with acute attention to detail
able to read and communicate in basic Japanese
highly advanced English copywriting skills
strong verbal and written communication skills
extremely fast learner, able to work with tight deadlines
Employer: Fresno County Free Library
Supervisor: Eric Shardlow
January 2002–September 2004
tasks: Processing and sorting new arrivals, applying labels and dust jacket covers to books.
Employer: Lupicia Fresh Tea
San Francisco Westfield Mall
Position: Sales Associate
Supervisor: Rie Tegelvic
November 2007–July 2008
tasks: Assisting customers, retaining extensive knowledge of a collection of over 400 different products, brewing and serving tea to customers, inventory control and management.
Employer: Lupicia Pacific, Inc
Position: In-House Graphic Designer
Supervisor: Rie Tegelvic, Loreen Toji
April 2008–April 2010
tasks: Designing materials for display in 5 retail stores, including posters, point-of-purchase signs, price cards, customer giveaway goods, packaging, booklets, and other brand collateral. Completing projects from concept to post-production and finishing, working directly with printing companies as well as printing and processing materials in-house. Creating and editing copy, with a focus on tea education and taste descriptions. Creating banners and graphics for web and assisted sales team using Volusion software. Co-managing the brand's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Employer: GCREST America, Inc
Position: Web Designer/Graphic Designer
Supervisor: Masaru Ohnogi, Takeshi Sean Fujita
May 2010–July 2012
tasks: Designing and coding in html/css content for semi-weekly updates on tinierme.com, including page designs and ad banners for collaborations with companies such as Funimation, Crypton Future Media, and tokidoki. Creating and editing English copy, including stories and game narratives. Designing branded spaces, merchandise, and giveaways for trade shows, working directly with printing companies. Co-managing the brand's Twitter and Facebook accounts.