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
- 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
- Languages: German
Dreams I have
- To own a micro home on Kamogawa.
- To live in Berlin.