born and raised on the north side of chicago, i grew up in a very creative household. my father, kunio hagio, was a well known commercial illustrator who specialized in movie posters and editorial illustration. i learned growing up that you can be creative, love what you do, and make a living at it. I saw the ups and downs, the hustle and the downtime. how it was all about the client and giving them what they wanted and also 'wowing' them with creativity.
i went on to live in california, first in so-cal where i earned an a.a. in art, then up to san francisco where i lived and played in the local art/design community for a nice 12 year run. i got a scholarship to the academy of art and studied history of advertising and computer art. i also attended sf community college for more digital art classes. moving back to chicago in 2008 to help take care of my grandma, i went back to school full time in 2010 and got a b.a. in graphic design in 2012. i dove into the work force and never want to leave. i'm having a great time!
i'm enthusastic to work with teams or spearhead projects solo. i enjoy solving problems and approach challenges with a 'can do' attitude. i can multitask easily and work efficiently. i often think of the big picture, but pay close attention to details at the same time.
...and above all, having fun!
when i'm not working on your project, i'm either at yoga, the movies, out at a restaurant, or somewhere outside frolicking in some festivity.
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