Reiko Kato

Graphic Designer / Artist

STATEMENT

I’m a graphic designer / stippling artist from Tokyo (Japan) who has been living and working in New York since 2006.
I love everything that has to do with graphic design and true devotion to art.

I have 10 years + of experience working as a graphic designer in the creative field in NY and became a freelancer since 2019 summer.
Possess a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking that is consistently displayed across all art pieces.

 

HIGHLIGHTED EXHIBITIONS

  • “Postcards From the Edge” A Benefit for Visual Aids  Jan 3-5, 2020
    Bortolami / 39 Walker Street, Tribeca, NYC

  • “Trading Card Art Show III”  Dec 14, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020
    Gristle Art Gallery / 26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY

  • “SAYONARA BITCHES” Collaborative Exhibition  Jun 13 - Jul 11, 2019
    Art on A Gallery / 24 Avenue A, NYC

  • “KAMIKAZE” Collaborative Exhibition  Dec 13 - Dec 16. 2018
    Bar LSD / 30−10-2F Aono Bld. Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, TOKYO

  • “JAPONESQUE” Solo Exhibition  May 24 - Jun 21 , 2018
    Art on A Gallery / 24 Avenue A, NYC

SPECIALITIES

EDUCATION

TOKYO ZOKEI UNIVERSITY

1556 Utsunukimachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0992, Japan

https://www.zokei.ac.jp/en/

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Sculpture 2001 - 2005

COMPUTER SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop              ●●●●●●●●

Adobe Illustrator                 ●●●●●●●●

Microsoft Word                   ●●●●●●●●

Microsoft Excel                    ●●●●●●●●

Microsoft Powerpoint         ●●●●●●●●

 

Image editing.

Good sense for typography.

Color theory knowledge.

Web usability.

Proficient in English.

Fluent in Japanese.

WORK EXPERIENCE

SELF-EMPLOYED

Sep 2019 - Present

Artist, Web & Graphic Designer

 

  • Commission-based Artist
    Design, develop and deliver custom artwork to clients according to specifications such as book covers, record album covers, and band logos

  • Low-cost custom website design
    Serving low-cost custom website design based on clients’ ideal websites using exited templates such as WIX and SQUARESPACE

  • Designing flyers for concerts, art shows, and events
    Hand-drawn + graphic
    Graphic

  • Logo design
    Hand-drawn + graphic
    Graphic

WENDIGO PRODUCTIONS, LLC. / ART ON A GALLERY

Dec 2015 - Present

Web & Graphic Designer

24 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 

https://www.wendigoproductions.com/

 

  • Website design / maintenance
    - Rebuilt the websites and relaunched
    - Merchandise content
    - Updating graphic content 
    - Sending Newsletters

  • Website customer service

  • Design all media for the company's events

  • In house production (merchandise / promo goods)

  • Assistant for the art director / curator at Art on A Gallery

 

PATRICIA FIELD

Sep 2008 - Dec 2015

Web & Graphic Designer / Visual Manager for the Website

200 E Broadway suite 3d, New York, NY 10002

https://patriciafield.com

  • Website design / maintenance
    - Merchandise content
    - Updating graphic content 
    - Sending Newsletters

  • Website model management
    - Fashion styling 
    - Retouching photos
    - Primary photographer

  • Personal design projects for Patricia Field
    - Graphic design for collaborative production with other companies such as Skyy Vodka, Vidal Sassoon Japan, Keith Haring Foundation, Crocs, etc.

  • Started and Launched the ”Wearable Art"
    - One-of-a-kind-concept project with independent artists such as Scooter       LaForge and Santiago Sigüenza.

  • In house production (merchandise / promo goods)

  • Design all media for the company's events

  • Work alongside I.T. for HTML coding for website media

 

TANUKI STUDIO

Feb 2007 - Aug 2008

Textile Designer

307 7th Ave. #1705 New York, NY 10001

(Business Closed)

  • Commission based watercolor textile design artist

  • Worked alongside Sales Representative

  • Took inspiration directly from the art director

  • Clients such as, but not exclusive to Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, VeraWang, Norma Kamali, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Macy's, etc.

ILLUSTRATION & Graphic Design

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