Originally from Japan, I enjoy discovering design contrasts between the two cultures. I specialize in UI/UX design and have a passion for and empathy towards solving user goals. I consider myself a good observer and seek to understand the people using the product I build.
Seattle Walk - Mobile App
Designed a mobile app to help people experience walking tours around Seattle. I worked on the entire design process including character and map design.
Taka - Magazine Website Design
Create a design, including branding, advertising, and customization of a WordPress theme for a magazine website focused on art and intercultural issues. I worked in collaboration with Emily Eagle, who was the visual designer of this project. My role was to code the entire site and solve some usability problems.
Redesigned a surf fashion magazine targeted toward 18-to 25-year-old women. Challenges were to apply the beachy and retro feeling to the design with a simple and easy-to-understand layout.