Oh, hello!

Like a typical creative person, I wear a lot of hats. “Multidisciplinary graphic artist and creative director” is an accurate catch-all title but not very catchy so I’ll simply say that I find visual ways to tell stories and solve problems. I do this by balancing three things: passionate and exhaustive research, talking to other humans, and the feeling deep in my gut. From designing logos and websites to animating monster toys to illustrating gig posters, my goal is always to push it. My favorite meetings are critiques because inspiration strikes me every morning at 9am and I thrive on sharing that energy.

Let’s make some cool shit! 
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Me getting meaty at a photoshoot for Char-Broil

EDUCATION

2006-2008  //  Character Animation  //  California Institute of the Arts  //  Valencia, CA
2002-2006  //  BA Japanese Literature  //  UCLA  //  Los Angeles, CA

 

AWARDS

2017  //  Finalist in Consumer Brand (Char-Broil)  //  Shorty Awards  //  New York, NY
2016  //  Bronze in Branded Content (AT&T Hello Lab)  //  Shorty Awards  //  New York, NY
2016  //  Finalist in Entertainment Apps (Fullscreen SVOD service)  //  Shorty Awards  //  New York, NY
2016  //  Gold in North America (AT&T Hello Lab)  //  Shorty Awards  //  New York, NY
2014  //  Nomination for Vine Creativity (Regal Cinemas)  //  Streamy Awards  //  Los Angeles, CA
2009  //  Nomination for Best Webcomic (The Lady’s Murder)  //  Eisner Awards  //  San Diego, CA
2009  //  Nomination for Best Art (The Lady’s Murder)  //  Stumptown Comics Awards  //   Portland, OR

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2018  //  SPECTRUM TALK Vol.1 Art/Work  //  Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2018  //  guest lecture  //  Josai University, Tokyo, Japan
2014  //  guest lecture  //  Cal State University, Long Beach, CA
2013  //  guest lecture  //  UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2012  //  book reading  //  Challengers Comics + Conversation  //  Chicago, IL
2011  //  book launch  //  Meltdown Comics  //  Los Angeles, IL
2011  //  guest lecture  //  San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018  //  Fullscreen Misfits  //  group show  //  Design Festa Gallery  //  Tokyo, Japan
2017  //  Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité  //  group show  //  TR!CKSTER  //  Berkeley, CA
2015  //  G-G-G-HOSTS!  //  group show  //  Meltdown Comics  //  Los Angeles, CA
2014  //  Sandman 25th Anniversary Tribute Art Show //  group show  //  Mission Comics  //  San Francisco, CA
2012  //  Pavillon Jeunes Talents d’Angoulême  //  group show  //  Angoulême International Comics Festival  //  Angoulême, France
2012  //  Fashionably Drawn  //  group show  //  Roll Up Gallery  //  San Francisco, CA
2011  //  Regalia: Original Comic Art  //  solo show  //  Meltdown Comics  //  Los Angeles, CA
2010  //  AMOS Showtime  //  traveling group show  //  Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, and Basel, Germany
2010  //  Cigar Box Beauty  //  group show  //  Miss Scarlet in the Parlor  //  Los Angeles, CA
2010  //  Anatomically Correct  //  group show  //  Miss Scarlet in the Parlor  //  Los Angeles, CA
2009  //  Monsters of Webcomics  //  group show  //  Cartoon Art Museum  //  San Francisco, CA
2009  //  Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy //  group show  //  Japanese American National Museum  //  Los Angeles, CA
2009  //  A Private Affair  //  solo show  //  Siren’s Salon  //  Los Angeles, CA
2008  //  Deep Water //  group show  //  C.A.V.E. Gallery  //  Venice, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012  //  Laisse Souffler //  Saveur.com  //  New York, NY
2012  //  Paul //  C’est Bon Anthology Vol. 20-21  //  Malmö, Sweden
2011  //  Regalia: Nine Stories  //  self published  //  Los Angeles, CA
2010  //  Footsteps //  C’est Bon Anthology Vol. 16  //  Malmö, Sweden
2011  //  Death Went into the Place, text by Omar Zahzah  //  Narrative Magazine  //  San Francisco, CA
2010  //  GODS:MONSTERS //  Flaunt Magazine  //  Los Angeles, CA
2010  //  I Can See Your Underpants //  Narrative Magazine  //  San Francisco, CA
2009  //  Lucky House //  C’est Bon Anthology Vol. 9  //  Malmö, Sweden
2009  //  Horse & Rider #1-5  //  Narrative Magazine  //  San Francisco, CA
2008  //  The Lady’s Murder  //  Narrative Magazine  //  San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED CLIENTS

AT&T
Capitol Records
Char-Broil
The Coca-Cola Company
Disney • Pixar
20th Century Fox
Netflix
Regal Cinemas
Sony Pictures
Timberland
Universal
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