Born and raised on the north side of Chicago…

I’m enthusastic to work, create, work with teams or spearhead projects solo, I can multitask easily and work efficiently. I think of the big picture often, but pay attention to details at the same time.

Specialties include:

  • product design
  • art direction
  • UX design
  • branding
  • conceptual design

…and above all, having fun!

Currently volunteering for AIGA and STA here in Chicago. Currently trying to make as many art conferences as I can. Last one was the HOW conference here in Chicago. Was one of the original founders of a typographic art group started at the Illinois Institute of Art when I was there. We had lots of openings, exhibits in various spaces around the city. I’m a type nerd. Created a typeface called Windy City (not published). I bounce ideas and crazy ‘what ifs’ with my family—all artists—whenever I can.

I can bring imagination, spirit, and hard work to any challenge, and thrive in creating something the client will love. Going to work is not going to work if I love what I do. Cheesy, I know. My father, kunio hagio, taught me early on 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 how to make the client and yourself happy with what you produce.

Awards

2018 PM360 Trailblazer Awards finalist: Social Media Campaign: Sunovion #My Epilepsy Hero Campaign 2.0

The 2017 RX Club Print Award of Excellence

2017 Pharma Choice Gold App Sunovion Pharmaceuticals LATUDA Patient Builder IVA

2014 Best in Show from Ai’s STA chapter in FontPortrait exhibit

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