Getty Museum Design Studio

2011 Sept – 2011 Dec Los Angeles, California
Concept and design of the Getty Education Department press kit folder and the Getty Perspective Series project
* All projects done under supervision of senior designers

Bloch + Coulter Design Studio

2010 June – 2011 Dec Santa Monica, California
Study design principles, design esthetics, print process. client relation and business flow


University of California Los Angeles

Design Communication Arts Program
2010 – 2012 Westwood, California

Keio University

Bachelor of Information & Environment, Computer Science
1995 – 1999 Tokyo, Japan


Business — Strong organizational skills, time management skills, self starter and team player


Technical — Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dream Weaver, Microsoft Office, HTML, Basic C


Languages — Native in English & Japanese, Conversational in Spanish & French


Personal — 1st Place in several Salsa competitions 2001, Top 20 Tango World Championships 2004

Shows & Awards

American Graphic Design Competition —Winner of Student Graphic Design Award 2012 September
Les Yeux Noirs Chocolate Packaging Design


UCLAx "It's Your Show" 2012 May–June
Dockyard Coffee Co. Project & Getty Museum Presskit Folder


AIGA EMERGE Show — Certificate of Merit 2012 May–June
Dockyard Coffee Co. Project


Freelance Graphic Designer

2010 June – Present Los Angeles, California
Graphic Design of print collaterals, websites, logos etc

naomihottango Instructor, Performer, Organizer

2003 – present Los Angeles, California
Teach group classes & private lessons locally & internationally, Perform at events & shows, Business development, Design collateral

Tango SMITH Cofounder & Director

2010 – present Los Angeles, California
Organize annual Santa Monica International Tango Holiday & Tango on the Street event, Marketing & PR, Secure sponsors & vendors

Famima Corporation Marketing Coordinator

2008 – 2009 Torrance, California
Coordinate advertisements, Design POP & collateral, Manage campaigns, promotions & events, Manage website & E-newsletter

Honda R & D Americas, Inc. Project Specialist

2005 – 2008 Torrance, California
Develop new databases, Restructure departmental policies, Event coordination, Project management

Hewitt Associates Junior Consultant

2000 – 2001 Tokyo, Japan
Support consulting & research projects, Document creation and revision, Translation, Administration

Rihga Royal Hotel Art Gallery Founding Staff

1999 – 2000 Osaka, Japan
Creation of hotel art gallery, Plan exhibits, Coordinate with artists, Marketing & PR Manage websites, Client service