That time I stepped over to the kawaii realm of the design world.
While I was on the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching) Programme, there was a call-for-entries to design t-shirts for the Tokyo Orientation Assistants. Assistants were responsible for meeting new members at the airport, answering questions, tackling concerns, making presentations, manning common rooms, chaperoning newbies to their respective prefectures etc. I remember how we were greeted at Narita with the utmost ‘genkiness’ when I just arrived, so I wanted to channel that into the design.
I had no idea what the colour of the t-shirts would be at the time.
The administration chose the colour after the design was selected but they worked well in my opinion.
I am an illustrator/graphic designer from the island of Jamaica who enjoys fusing organic and geometric elements to tell visual stories.