Work Samples

  • Lupicia Fresh Tea 2008–2010

  • Event Flyers 2009–2012

  • San Francisco Mystery Game Background Illustrations 2007

Work History

skills: Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Flash html/css Microsoft Office 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 Employment History: Employer: Fresno County Free Library Mending Department Position: Assistant 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, 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.