Masaki Akiyama

San Francisco Bay Area. Currently with GE Aviation.

Visual & Interaction Design - Design user flows and stories from low fidelity wireframes to visually designed, animated prototypes. I collaborate with researchers, technologists, and scientists who facilitate workshops for the product discovery phases, document use cases, create personas, affinity diagrams, and synthesize for analysis.

Art Direction & Graphic Design - Integrate brand identities into storytelling for retail, fashion, beauty, action sports, education and entertainment industries.

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.