G R A P H I C D E S I G N
I L L U S T R A T I O N
Life is full of emotion, and you have a story to tell. Whether it is a children's book, a textbook, or an advertisement, you should choose a graphic designer who has the diverse skill set that it takes to communicate emotion.
I am an actress. I can immerse myself in your world. I can play the role of your audience and see what they see. I understand the importance of clear, focused, and rehearsed information.
I am an artist. When an idea is presented to me, color and form take shape quickly in my mind's eye. My conceptual and technical skills have been honed through hundreds of hours of design work.
I am a problem solver. Logic, planning, and research are an essential part of my practice. I will translate given thoughts and feelings into visual designs that will resonate with the audience.
This is Angela the Witch, a character I voiced for Funimation.
This is a self-portrait I made for a school project at College of San Mateo.
This is me and Elvis. I don't think it was really him, but maybe.
I am an actress. I made my start in acting in Hawaii musical theater companies such as Castle Performing Arts Center, Army Community Theater, and Diamond Head Theater. My most memorable role was being Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (because of the death scene, of course!) I went into film and television work with 10 years of work as a voice-over actress for Funimation. Some of my favorite roles were Suu the Fox in One Piece, and Angela in Soul Eater.
I am an artist. I received formal art training at College of San Mateo, where I earned my Associate of Arts in Graphic Design with a 4.0 GPA. I am about to graduate with my Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies in Fall 2022 at San José State University. The most fun part about going to college in your 30's is getting mistaken for the professor on the first day of class. I was recently able to showcase the best of my artistic skills in The Crane Princess, a children's book written by Laine Hamamura. I have also spawned two tiny humans who are constantly drawing, which makes a case for art being in my DNA.
I am a problem solver. One of the most challenging things that I have accomplished was getting my bachelors degree in graphic design. What made it hard was balancing it with working, parenting, and #pandemicLife. Despite all of this, I made it though school with a 3.9 GPA, worked my way from an internship into a junior designer position, designed an annual report for a dynamic non-profit, and illustrated a children's book with a wildly successful kickstarter campaign. This definitely took problem solving skills, a great sense of humor, and a whole lot of coffee. I guess I need to add one more paragraph now, in the spirit of honesty.
I am a caffeine addict. I am open to being paid in coffee. Let's get started on your project!