I was tasked with creating the logo, branding, and signage for a new onigiri and miso soup restaurant in Asakusa, Japan. I also had the opportunity to work closely with the architects, contributing to the interior design as well. We wanted the space to feel modern to appeal to young people and foreign tourists, but since it was located in a largely traditional neighborhood and serving traditional Japanese food, we wanted to keep the design Japanese too. We accomplished this by keeping many of the original elements of the building, and picking our materials carefully.
For the logo, I wanted it to be versatile and easily recognizable. Thus, my approach was to design it like I would an icon. I incorporated a Japanese soup bowl shape around the text. This can also be seen as a lantern, which I believe is easily recognizable for Japanese and foreigners.
For the branding and signage, I was asked to make a variety of icons for the shop. I made icons for each of the main categories of food, which are used on the menu, I also created signage on the walls to help customers get around the space and keep shop functions organized.
Branding & Logo Design for a co-working office / event space in Shimane, Japan.
I was tasked to design the logo, branding, and the signage for a co-working space in Matsue, Japan. I also had the opportunity to work closely with the architects, contributing to the interior design. We wanted the space to be versatile and multi-dimensional, able to meet the needs of any creative visiting the space.
For the logo, I wanted to convey the versatility of the space. The logo can be viewed from multiple angles and a variety of colors, and this changes the way the logo can be perceived. In this way, I have the ability to make every piece of branding unique.
For the signage, I wanted the signs to feel welcoming. I used soft, rounded corners and thick lines for all my pictograms, making it bold and playful. The simple and bold signage complimented the rich and colorful interior.
Logo Design for Shopping Center in Shimane, Japan
I was tasked with making a logo for a local shopping center in Izumo, Japan. The shopping center is comprised of buildings with a barn theme, with the shops inside.
For the logo, I wanted to convey the barn shape of the buildings, since it is a big aspect of the shopping center.
I was tasked to make a logo for a local food company called Miyauchiya, located in Unnan, Japan. They collaborate with local farmers, and are farmers themselves, so I wanted to incorporate some nature into the logo.
Logo Design for 344 YATAI based in Miyoshi, Hiroshima
I was tasked with creating a logo for a food cart company based in Miyoshi Hiroshima.
Rising Sun English School
Logo & Business Card Design for Rising Sun English School based in Unnan, Shimane
Logo Design & Branding for Herb Tea Company 39TE
Logo Design & Pictogram Design for patient rooms for a Healthcare Center in Shimane, Japan
I was tasked with making a logo and icons for a healthcare center in Matsue, Japan.
Logo, Branding, 3D Renders and Shop Design for CHIKYU in Tokyo, Japan.
I was tasked with designing a gumbo soup package for Green’s Baby in Matsue, Japan. I wanted to emphasize the freshness of the soup. The background is comprised of vintage vegetable drawings, and the middle has the ingredients of the soup. The design was printed on a brown paper, giving it a natural, earthy feel.
TATARA AREA MAP for the Unnan Government.
I was tasked with designing a map of important locations around Unnan, Shimane focusing on TATARA (Japanese Iron). I wanted to do something unique with the main locations, so I incorporated my other design specialty - 3D design. I researched these locations and modeled and rendered them in a low poly 3D style. This made the locations pop, and also presents a fun, detailed peek of the location.
Business Card for Gluten Free Chef Food Marico
Low Poly 3D models I make in my spare time. Based on RL locations.
Made using Blender & Cinema 4D
Umi No Hanare
Modeled and Rendered a bathroom for a future guest house in Shimane, Japan.
Modeled and Rendered in Blender and Photoshop.
Swell Wooden Sign
Made in Blender, Maya, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 2
My work includes Motion Graphics for Toyota, Event Photography, and Street Snaps.
I was tasked with making the motion graphics for this promotional video for Toyota.