Masaki Akiyama

Currently Senior Visual Designer at Mist Systems

I specialize in designing work flows based on personas and use cases using solid user experience research and testing. I begin with low fidelity wireframes and bring them to life with visually designed and animated prototypes. I document use cases and pain points, develop personas and affinity diagrams, and then synthesize the results for analysis. I will finalize with a motion protoype showing the refined designs with the interaction design behavior.I collaborate with a team that facilitate workshops to deep dive into the products. A team could include researchers, engineers, scientists, and project managers.

I love clean, stylish, and minimalist aesthetics, with marks of color and indications of unexpected chaos and absurdity.

This portfolio is a way for me to demonstrate my own design skills and vision, without any constraints that projects sponsored by stakeholders would have. It shows the universe in its purest form what my vision on what good aesthetics is. I hope this  will showcase my knowledge and passion on design theory and design craft including color palettes, typography, layout, and user experience . 

I like to take photographs with my fullframe slr, skratch records & DJ with my Technics 1200, travel, study languages, reflect on the cosmos, explore restaurants, and listen to music like Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Wu Tang's 36 Chambers.

I designed and developed this site using sound HTML & CSS.