Hi, there.

My name's Brett. I'm a designer and I live in Kyoto, Japan.

I'm passionate about design, entrepreneurship, and using software and technology to change the world. 

You can learn a little more about me below.  


Some groups I belong to

Some of my accomplishments

  • M.A. from Kyoto University on The Role of Social Media in the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and its Future Potential
  • Twice awarded Awarded the Japanese government Monbusho MEXT scholarship 
  • Accepted as a presenter for the 53rd International Studies Assn. (ISA) Annual Convention for a panel on Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Information Age
  • Awarded United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat Internship  


Some of the things I can use or do

  • Languages: HTML, CSS, (minimal experience with Javascript, Java, Python, and xCode)
  • Software: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • CMS: Shopify, Drupal, MediaWiki, Wordpress
  • E-commerce: Shopify, Mailchimp, Adwords, AdRoll
  • Project management: Asana, OmniPlan, OmniFocus
  • Project management methodologies: Agile Development, SCRUM Development, Git, Github
  • Mobile analytics: MixPanel
  • Operating Systems: iOS, Android, OSX, Windows, and various distributions of Linux
  • Proficient in the speaking, reading and writing of Japanese
  • Japanese to English translation
  • English editing and proof reading
  • French to English translation and basic communication

Things I am learning at the moment

  • Computer programing languages; Objective C, Javascript
  • Languages: German


Dreams I have

  • To own a micro home on Kamogawa. 
  • To live in Berlin.