MY STORY

My name is Sei Shimura, I'm an award winning global designer and artist born in Tokyo, raised in NY, and now layed a work foundation in Los Angeles with over 10 years of proffesional expeirence. In 2006, I graduated with a BFA in communication design from Pratt Institute, (New York). I have strong backgrounds in the areas of art direction, branding, print, illustration, apparel design and graphics. Vast knowledge of silk screen techniques, color separation, heat transfer, sublimation, embroidery, stitching, tech packs, and more. My design aesthetic is versatile and can adapt to any style. I have a keen sense of forcasting the trends as well as have a diverse knowledge of the current fashion.

I have professional experience working in the apparel and street wear industry for 8 years working with big name brands. Also, I designed graphic prints for private label brands for Urban Outfitters, Hot Topic and more. Capable of handling the creative direction and entire branding of many upcoming new brands on a freelance basis. I can execute the launch of a whole line from brand concept to line sheets, tech packs, look books, and trade show experience.

Aside from the apparel industry, I have had a connection with the music industry, and many of my cliets are recording artists or music distributors. Additionally I have hands on experience with promotional and marketing media, such as photoshoots and promo video shooting and editing. Other areas of knowledge include interactive media, web design and flash animation.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2014-Hypebeast x Blank You Very Much T-shirt design contest Grand Prize
  • 2014- Ladot Transit System Tap card design contest winner
  • 2014- UNESCO Humanity Photo Awards 2013 performance award winner
  • 2011- Graniph t-shirt design competition winner
  • 2010- Designboom "Love Your Earth" poster design competition winner
  • 2010- Poster design exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week and Seoul, Korea
  • 2005- Fish's Eddy chinaware student's design contest finalist

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