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After interning at Hornall Anderson Design Works and a few freelance jobs in Seattle, I went back to Japan in August, 2004 and was working as a full-time graphic designer in Nagoya, Japan until December, 2005.
Please visit my portfolio site. If you are interested in my work, I would be happy to talk to you about any position you have to offer. If you need additional materials or have any questions, please call or E-mail me. I am looking forward to hearing your reaction to my work. Thank you.
MIZUHO TANAKA Industry: Graphic Design
Interplay: Designer, Nagoya, Japan / January 2005 - December 2005
Collaborated with Marketing Department to create design themes for marketing and sales presentations.
Translated subject matter into concrete designs for promotional material and sales collateral.
Produced streamlined work manuals and basic design material for new employees.
Created and implemented project and time tracking system to organize work ?ow for new employees.
SQUARE ENIX CO., Ltd.
Created designs for title-pops, posters, brochures, cut-outs, and novelties, such as stickers, badges, and pen cases for new game titles.
Created direct mail designs for new game titles.
Designed ‘SEGA PRESS’, a booklet of game titles delivered to over 700 game shops in Japan each month.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Created graphics for marketing competitions and sales presentations. Designed posters and cut-outs for new game titles.
Created design for window display signage project (5.5’ x 5.5’).
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., NAMCO LIMITED,
Electronic Arts Inc., Epro
Global International: Designer, Nagoya, Japan / August 2004 - November 2004
Collaborated with Marketing Department to create design themes for sales products and advertising.
Translated subject matter into concrete designs for sales products.
Created package design for “3D Diet Program”, a new natural supplement and cookie product. Designed direct mail advertising.
Created magazines that are sent to customers seasonally (shooting product photos, editing articles, and creating layouts).
Northwest Center: Freelance, Seattle, WA / June 2004
Northwest Center Pools
Designed signage (4’ x 3’) for Northwest Center Pools Capital Campaign.
North River Design: Freelance, Seattle, WA / May 2004
Washington State University Foundation
Designed identity for their 25th Anniversary event.
Hornall Anderson Design Works: Internship, Seattle, WA / August 2003 - December 2003
Assisted other designers with photo and image research.
Participated in design meetings and design production for clients under directions of Creative Directors.
Photo research, scanning, digital image and color manipulation, and creating PDF ?les and mounting boards for presentations. Proofing and updating Flash files for customer kiosks.
Participated in team effort to design and develop identity of the client’s products; Zango (customer brand online search engine) and Metrics Direct (Business to Business brand).
Developed the visual vocabulary for the client’s product, Savvio (data storage system).
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA / June 2003
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Concentrations in Graphic Design and New Media, with courses in Graphic Design and Production
Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan / March 1997
Bachelor of Economics
business level English
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Flash,
Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia Dreamweaver
2003 AIGA Seattle TRAPEZE AWARD Winner
Western Washington University