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Wakana Yokota

Freelance Illustrator & Drawer

2547
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Website: http://www.w-halo.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/wakanayokota
10
Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
Over the past 3 years, I have developed a wealth of creative skills from working on various projects, and have earned a good reputation with my past clients by way of my strong ability to grasp the concept of the story and my dedication to accomplishing the client's goal.
With love for drawing, Japanese comic books, films and animation, I am dedicated to your creative project!

Good communication skill both in English and Japanese, and very collaborative and flexible for the directors' needs.

Please visit to review more storyboard samples here:
http://www.w-halo.com/storyboard

Thanks and looking forward to working with you!

Working Environment:
- Mac
- Wacom Cintiq 21 UX / 12WX
- Sketchbook Pro
- Photoshop CS5
- Painter 12

Other Skills:
- Drawing, painting with traditional medium
- Illustrator CS5
- Word, Excel

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Wakana Yokota
746. S. Normandie Ave. Unit 303 Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 308-6502
info@w-halo.com
http://www.w-halo.com

STORYBOARD EXPERIENCE:

• Storyboard for a trailer, Director Rocky Jo,
Los Angeles, CA. 2012 January

• Storyboard for trailer shoot, Just Cause,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 October

• DODA "***", Music video, Director Takumi,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 August

• Commercials (revision), Jay Silverman Productions,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 July

• iYogi Commercial, Pure Film,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 June - Present

• Nintendo Commercial, Jay Silverman Productions,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 May

• Day-Lee Pride Commercials, NOSCO USA Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 April

• "The Funny Man", Director Jake Barsha,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 March

• "The Congress", Feature film, Director Ari Folman,
Santa Monica, CA. 2011 January

• Crazy Cuizine Commercial, NOSCO USA Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA. 2010 August

• YUKO Salon PV, NOSCO USA Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA. 2010 August

• Wells Fargo Commercial, All In One Productions,
Monterey Park, CA. 2010 August

• "Flying Lessons", Feature film, Director Derek Magyar,
Los Angeles, CA. 2009 June – August

• "Seat In The Park", Director Justin Memovich,
Los Angeles, CA. 2009 May

• Music Video Concept Art, Director Takumi Koyama,
Los Angeles, CA. 2008 July

• YANZE music video, Director Hector H Kron,
Seventh Art Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 July

• "The Nuptials of the Dead", Director Maya Lim,
Los Angeles, CA. 2007 Winter

• "Gaho-jin", Director Takumi Koyama,
Los Angeles, CA. 2007 Winter

• "Starlight Mints", Director Anne Walls,
Los Angeles, CA. 2007 Spring

• "Senseless", Director Alex Jones, Boston, MA.
2005 Fall

• "HDAM", Director Alexis Mayer, Boston, MA.
2005 Fall

ILLUSTRATOR / DESIGNER / FILM, TV PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE:

Background Designer / Illustrator
Just Cause Productions, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA.
2010 May – August
• Background designer for / illustrator for JUST DANCE KIDS
(Ubisoft).

Designer’s Assistant
KOHBARONE INNOVATION, Venice, CA.
2009 September – 2010 June
• Assistant to the industrial designer.

Graphic Designer
I-Amity, Inc., Torrance, CA.
2010 June
• Company logo design

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2010 March - May
• Company website design
• http://www.disco-cherry.com/
• http://www.galacollection.com/

Illustrator
NOSCO U.S.A INC., Los Angeles, CA.
2009 November
• Event image illustration

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2009 March
• Flyer design for “bouquet garni” directed by Junpei Hatano

Production, Post Production Assistant
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 April – 2009 January
(Japanese Language Television Broadcasting, Channel 18,
Los Angeles)
• Post-Production Assistant: responsibilities included
preparing and carrying the equipment,
creating storyboards for commercials, digitizing and
checking tapes, assisting on creating
graphics and subtitles for Japanese TV shows.

Graphic Designer for DTV Promotion
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October – 2009 January
• Flyer design, ad design, website update for DTV promotion

Graphic Designer / Website Maintenance
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 April – 2009 January
Responsibilities included: banners for website, ads for the
TV promotion, tickets for events.
• Updating company’s website.

Editor
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October
• Subtitle making for “Colors” and “Sleeping Flower” DVD.

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October
• Flyer design for “Colors” and “Sleeping Flower” directed
by Kensaku Kakimoto

Graphic Designer for “TOYO’S CAMERA”, documentary
film produced by UTB and Film Voice
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 July – September
• Movie poster design, movie website design, flyer design
• http://www.toyoscamera.com

Graphic Designer’s Assistant
Singing Whale Studios, San Francisco, CA.
2007 April – 2008 May
• Assisting on creating bands’ posters for The Belly Up
Aspen: responsibilities included selecting good pictures
of a performing band, choosing fonts, updating content
of performances, being meticulous in layout and on time for deadlines.

Film Production Assistant
"Hibakusha: Our Lives to Live", Director David Rothauser
(independent filmmaker), Boston, MA. 2005 Summer
• Organized crew and volunteers in Japan, planned schedules,
arranged interviews, translated interview questions, and worked in
troubleshooting production.


SKILLS:

• Mac Book Pro user (OS X version 10.5.6)
• Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Painter 12, Adobe Illustrator CS5,
Final Cut Pro 5.0.4, Word, Excel
• Traditional medium, Wacom Cintiq 21UX
digital painting
• Native Japanese and fluent English language abilities.

EDUCATION:

School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts
University, Medford, MA
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, November 2006
Areas of Concentration: Drawing, Animation, Film.
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Drawing