University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design/Illustration - 1996
Graphic Design 1-4
Independent Study in Graphics
Children's Book Illustration
Web site programming and design, interface design, print design, illustration, music and sound editing, cgi programming, database programming, 3D and cell animation
Taught English in the public Junior High and Elementary Schools of Koshigaya City, Saitama, Japan.
Scripted computer-based training modules in the Phoenix Networks language. Required extensive problem solving and coding skills within very tight deadlines, attention to detail, and ability to keenly sense client needs.
Designed and implemented subsites of firstunion.com including user interface design, graphics creation, proactive improvement and maintenance of existing site, and html coding. Managed upwards of five projects simultaneously and dealt with multiple project managers and client business units both within and outside of First Union.
Designed and created all display ads for advertising clients, including creation of logos and graphics, layout of editorial columns and typography, design of cover and title graphics, and creation of web site for prospective clients. Required intimate knowledge of QuarkXPress and Photoshop, extreme multitasking skills, and the ability to satisfy many diverse clients on a very tight deadline.
Website for an independent professional photographer. I did all the coding and collaborated on the information design. The most interesting part is probably the gallery pages and the way the popup windows are built on the fly.
This is an overhaul of a completely ASP-driven site for a soldering equipment firm. My duties included a ton of ASP, HTML, and database programming, creating all the graphics for the site, and trying to improve the user interface as much as possible on top of the existing infrastructure of the site.
I recently designed an online calender application in Perl for my office so that everyone can tell when other people are going to take vacations and when important holidays are approaching.
Saitama ken, Koshigaya shi