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Mai Kurihara-Ansel

Freelance Logo Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Oakland, California, United States
2 Skills
Hello! My name is Mai. I am new to I am a graphic designer with five years' experience creating printed materials for the apparel and cosmetic industries. I didn't see "textile" in the "skill" section below, but I have experience making repeat patterns which could be used for fabric, stationery design, etc.

I love graphic design. I've been playing with color and shapes since I was little (and I've loved fonts ever since I learned the alphabet!) I may not be a chef, I may not be a teacher, I may not be a scientist, but I am a graphic designer with passion for creating beautiful work. I am happy to have found this amazing website so I can find more opportunities to use my skills.

Here's my resume.

Mai Kurihara-Ansel

Profile Graphic Design: Layout / Logo / Textile / Packaging / Hand Drawing
Online Portfolio:


Artistic Studios, Ltd, LLC
Fulltime Graphic Designer / Project Manager
June 2011 – Present
Designing Disney-licensed books and stationery. Duties include rendering compositions, building mock-ups for product development and doing production work for printing. Managing the team from concept to production. Working with sales department for presentations under tight deadlines.

Red-T Art Studios, Inc. (NY)
Freelance Graphic Designer
November 2007 - Present
Working on textile projects such as repeats, illustrations, t-shirt print design, embroideries, shoes, and hats. Often incorporating concepts such as floating repeats and hand-drawn visual textures for optimal effect.

Paris Accessories, Inc. (NY)
Fulltime Graphic Designer
February 2010 – March 2011
Designed apparel and accessories utilizing complex repeat patterns, including flip-flops and bandanas. Developed flyers, packages, paper bags, tags, labels, signage and display boxes from the flat phase to mock-ups, for footwear, apparel and accessories. Created planograms for project proposals and to visualize displays for existing products. Other responsibilities included being flexible, detail oriented, and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

Kose America Inc. (NY)
Freelance Graphic Designer
August 2008 - December 2008
Designed web materials, magazine and newspaper advertisements and sample cards. Duties included re-conceptualization, redesign and working with the Senior Marketing Coordinator.

CG+M Design & Advertising (NY)
Freelance Designer
September 2007 - February 2008
Job responsibilities included creating brochures, logos, POPs and web materials for a boutique Soho firm. Also did photo retouching and worked with a web designer on page layout.

Drangonfly (Japan)
Fulltime Graphic Designer
April 2004 - July 2006
Designed cosmetic-related POPs, brochures, labels, packages, campaigns and brandings. Position responsibilities included all stages of the design process from conceptualization, to design, to getting estimates and choosing a printer. Required communication with various internal departments such as sales, marketing and management. Managed several aspects of importing new product lines, including branding and re-design for the Japanese cosmetic market.


Osaka College of Art (Japan)
April 2002 - March 2004
AA Graphic Design
Awarded second place in a school-wide final project competition

Rockland Community College (NY)
September 2000 – May 2001
Studied graphic design

Design Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Language Skills

English and Japanese
Skills (2) Rating
Logo Design
Graphic Design