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I’m an artist and designer with about a decade of experience having worked my way up from Production Artist to Creative Director at marketing agencies in LA and NY. Now I’m my own boss — cracking the whip to make sure inspiration strikes me every morning at 9am. My creative approach is simple: data + guts. I love diving deep into research to find pearls of strategic insights. But I also know when to trust my instincts. If everyone has a superpower, mine is connecting with that one special THING that makes a brand, person or story unique. ⚡️
Me getting meaty at a photoshoot for Char-Broil

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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

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