sakirhythm

Born and raised in Japan, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. 

Attending the Kyoto University of Arts, I have been working for more than seven years professionally as a Graphic Designer while pursuing my love of art as an Artist and Illustrator.

Working on a variety of projects throughout the years I'm familiar with both digital design and traditional art. I enjoy working on and try to choose projects which allow me to tap into both sets of skills--advertising, book covers, CD jackets, etc.

 

My art style is 'dark & cute'. I've been creating my fantasy world for many years now. Its inhabitants have both sweet and dark sides.​ Look at my Projects for insight into what it means to be sakirhthym.

 

About

CarEer

My history based on art activities  

Professional​ CarEer

UI/UX Designer

Electronic Arts Inc.

  • Designing mockups and in-game art for Android, iPhone and Web
  • Wireframing, Rapid and Paper Prototyping
  • Usability Testing and User Trends Research

2012 - 2016

-  BE@RBRICK Design Contest, finalist

-  Epos Credit Card Design, top 20 finalist

-  Collaboration with Kikuzakari (Japanese Sake Brand)

-  Created a sticker pack for Viber, top 20 finalist

-  Digital Children's Book Contest, Flying Cat Award

-  Featured in Monster Exhibition 2015

-  Samsonite Luggage Design Contest, Global Grand Prize Winner

-  Collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather

-  Adobe Japan Portfolio Review #6, fontworks Prize

-  Scream Queen Film Festival, UPLINK

-  Exhibition at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles

-  Solo Exhibition, ʼsakirhythmʼ at Gallery 219 in Tokyo​

2016 Jun

2016 Apr

2016 Jan 

2015 Dec

2015 Aug

2015 Jun

2015 May

2015 Apr

2014 Nov

2014 Oct

2014 Aug

2014 Jun

-  BE@RBRICK Design Contest, finalist

-  Epos Credit Card Design, top 20 finalist

-  Collaboration with Kikuzakari (Japanese Sake Brand)

-  Created a sticker pack for Viber, top 20 finalist

-  Digital Children's Book Contest, Flying Cat Award

-  Featured in Monster Exhibition 2015

-  Samsonite Luggage Design Contest, Global Grand Prize Winner

-  Collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather

-  Adobe Japan Portfolio Review #6, fontworks Prize

-  Scream Queen Film Festival, UPLINK

-  Exhibition at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles

-  Solo Exhibition, ʼsakirhythmʼ at Gallery 219 in Tokyo​

2016 Jun

2016 Apr

2016 Jan

 

2015 Dec

 

2015 Aug

 

2015 Jun

2015 May

 

2015 Apr

2014 Nov

 

2014 Oct

2014 Aug

 

2014 Jun

Creative Team Manager

Rekoo Japan Inc.

  • Managed Teams in Chinese and Japanese Studios
  • Directed smart phone and web based games
  • Designed Marketing collateral

2011 - 2012

Interactive Designer

CyberStep Inc.

  • Planned new titles
  • Created 3D and Character Design for online games
  • UI Design including voice scripting

200​9 - 2011

EDUCATION​

200​5 - 2009

Kyoto City University of Arts

Department of General Science of Art

  • Specialized in Design and Traditional Art
  • Wrote Graduation Thesis on 'The Relationship between Art and Play'
  • Received award for Graduation Thesis 

Graphic Designer. Illustrator. Artist.

sakirhythm

Born and raised in Japan, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. Attending the Kyoto University of Arts, I have been working for more than seven years professionally as a Graphic Designer while pursuing my love of art as an Artist and Illustrator.Working on a variety of projects throughout the years I'm familiar with both digital design and traditional art. I enjoy working on and try to choose projects which allow me to tap into both sets of skills--advertising, book covers, CD jackets, etc.

 

My art style is 'dark & cute'. I've been creating my fantasy world for many years now. Its inhabitants have both sweet and dark sides.​ Look at my  for insight into what it means to be sakirhthym.

 

Digital Graphic Designer, Visual Lead

Amazon Japan LLC.

  • Creative Direction for Digital Music Team
  • Designing graphic resources for Amazon Music
  • Art Direction for Japanese domestic market
  • Leading Interface Design and overall User Experience

2016 - Present

2016 Dec

 

2016 Sep

- Selected Artist for 'Create artwork celebrating the holiday season'

- Photoshoot my mask with Evgeniy Kurbanov

- My smart phone app project was selected as a Twine Staff Pick

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