saki matsumoto

graphic designer

Projects

About me

I worked in the graphic design offices in Tokyo as a print graphic design especially books and magazines of entertain, education, cooking. My strong point is layout design had experiences not only for books but also advertising and posters. Through my freelance job my experience became wider. For example art directing for the event, bus design, exhibition and so on. Thanks to different working styles I got skill of working with colleagues and how to talk to clients. Moving to London and Prague gave me broaden horizon. The purpose was studying in order to know how foreign designer construct the concept to visualize, to know design education, working with foreign designer and collaborate with the artists in other departments and... talking in English. I studied of graphic, print making technique got a lot of skill and knowledge of printing and hand craft, then I work as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with Japan, China and the Czech republic. I have seen how artists/designers create the projects and I found they were more flexible for working than Japanese. But we Japanese are good at developing the detail and change the concept with the same projects. For the result Japan and European countries has very different because of the different mentality and humor. I would like to work to take the good balance to give the good influence in your company from my experience of art, design and working with foreigners.

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Skills

  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Risograph Printing
  • Lithography
  • Etching
  • Lino Cutting
  • Book Binding
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Book Layout
  • Drawing
  • Layout

Companies I’ve worked with

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    SMITH Co., Ltd.

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      SAGA Co., Ltd.

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        tongpoo Co., Ltd.

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        Work history

        2013

        Graphic Designer

        tongpoo Co., Ltd.

        Oct 2009 - Mar 2013
        • Japan
        • Full Time
        • layout design and art direction for books, magazines and advertizing.

        2009

        Graphic Designer

        SAGA Co., Ltd.

        Apr 2009 - Sep 2009
        • Japan
        • Full Time
        • mass media, advertising, package

        2008

        Graphic Design Assistant

        SMITH Co., Ltd.

        Oct 2007 - Mar 2008
        • Shibuya, Japan
        • Internship
        • layout design for magazines, advertising

        Education

        Currently

        Mar 2009
        • Japan
        • 2 years course of visual design

        2016

        Sep 2014 - Jul 2016
        • Prague, Czechia
        • Master of illustration and graphic

        Awards

        2017

        Diploma for artist book

        Moscow union of artists

        • Annual international contest for book illustration and design in Russia

        2017

        diploma of TIS competition

        Tokyo illustrators society

        • Annual competition from the main illustrator's society in Japan

        2016

        • exhibition competition from Gallery NIKA in Prague

        2016

        Grafika Roku

        Galerie Hollar

        • the best graphic of the year competition from the Czech Slovak graphic association

        2016

        • Independent publishing competition in Leipzig

        2014

        2nd Reward of Student package competition

        University Of The Arts London

        • 2nd Reward of Student package competition