Kenji Tomita / Senior Visual Designer / New York

timeline

 
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Started in 1997


 

I decided what I want to be in my professional life very early years, when I saw some draws and illustration that my mother used to make, she was a former architecture. After I got it my first computer at me I immediately starting using, at the time DOS and MS Windows was the popular plataform also BBS connection was the only way to connect to the internet via modem, I had to call for a number and get connection. The time was charge by minutes so I had a plain with 20min for day, was so limited at the time, this process make me more interesting for internet and tecnology.

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First Job was in an Internet Provider Service


 

I learned at my first experience working, the importance of be hands-on and self-taugh because when started nobody nows how developer a webpage, so the company gave me a change to learning by myself having internet unlimited, at the moment only you are rich or you work at a internet provider you have the privilege like this, so I learned a lot at the moment also I have to make support for users to how connect into web by phone.

Art Director life


 

Multidisciplinary age, since the idea also to delivery in flash format to publish. I learned all process by hand, doing all, this time I was focus on make beautiful campaigns on-line in Ogilvy and Rapp Collins, also I cross at some other great companies as freelancer so I had opportunities to meet many people and different experiences with diferents clients.

Freelance


 

After back and forward in some advertising companies I work with my own company, this period i learned a lot about business and project manager. Have to say was the most intense moment I had in my life.

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VIsual Design and NY


 

After one sabatic year in Brazil.I decided to move to New York, 

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Back to the past


 

Nowadays, I'm studing the famous brazlilian designers like Aloisio Magalhaes, Alexandre Wollner, also I want to reminder the fistory of golden ratio rules, geometric forms, semiotic, fibonacci

My process

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My mentors


Fibonacci
Alexandre Wollner
Aloísio Magalhães
Max Bill

Carlos Cauduro
Otl Aicher
Goebel Weyne
Armin Hofmann
Benjamin Guedj
Koichiro Tanaka
Yugo Nakamura