LA based Designer & Creative
with 8+ years of experience
Miki Masuda was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She started her career as a radio reporter, and went on to host several of her own radio shows. After several years in radio and television, she made the move to America.
She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Design, taught web basic classes at CUNY, worked as a designer for a digital agency, as well as an in-house a global creative team.
She has over 8 years of experience as a Graphic Designer. She’s able to hit the ground running with minimal direction. She's a strong conceptual thinker, team player, and has the ability to create fresh, innovative and effective design solutions.
Aside from design, Miki also does translation work, interpreting Japanese to English (and vice versa). She is EIKEN Test certified in Practical English Proficiency, Grade Pre-1.
When she’s not working, Miki can often be found riding the Malibu canyons on her Triumph Bonneville. She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by riding solo across the US on a Harley Davidson 1200cc.
Print and digital design for advertising, creative campaign concepts, social media campaigns, corporate and sales collateral, direct marketing, email marketing, event spaces, Integrated marketing campaigns, content development, signage, promotional materials, presentations, pitch presentations, product catalogs, design guidelines, product demos, trade show exhibitions, logo designs, branding, animation, photo retouching, and illustration.
Graphic design, web design, presentation design, brand Identity, illustration, motion graphics, social media, video editing, Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Media Encoder, Fireworks, After Effects, and Acrobat Pro), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Keynote, InVision, Sketch, Google Suite, HTML, and CSS 3.0.
Japanese, English (EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, Grade Pre-1)
Carrot – VICE Media, CA
March 2014 – Feb 2018
Thomson Reuters, Global Creative Services, NY
Graphic Design Specialist
October 2011 – March 2014
Mizuho Securities USA, NY
March 2011 – June 2011
Time Inc., Licensing and Syndication, NY
Intern Graphic / Web Designer and developer
February 2010 – December 2010
LaGuardia Community College, NY
Web Design Instructor and Graphic / Web Designer
June 2006 – December 2010
MC Kikaku, Osaka, JAPAN
Radio Personality / TV Reporter / Master of Ceremony