Aaron Wilkes - Project Manager in Tokyo

Aaron Wilkes

I'm a project manager in Tokyo

Available for contracts

I speak Japanese and English

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About me

Professionally, part of my job is to interface with a team of game developers producing educational software for my company. Outside of work, I work closely with several other artists to produce vinyl and resin toys, accessories, leather products, and an ever-expanding list of mediums. Related, I work closely with another musician to make large-scale props for live performances.

My Creations

  1. Tsukumogami Hard Enamel Pin

    23 November 2015

    An original character designed by me, it evolved from quick sketches, to more formal mock-ups in Illustrator. After refining, the design was sent off to be made into a pin, and was sold at Design Festa 42.

  2. Over the past several years, my wallet consistently got heavier and heavier with the amount of charms I kept from yearly shrine visits. I wanted to produce and sell my own. These four where designed and illustrator by me. I worked closely with a China-based production company to work out... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Composer Masahiro Hiramoto and designer Masafumi Hiramoto contacted me to ask if I could help manage communication between them and New York-based fashion designer Siki Im, in preparation for Masahiro's all-electronic, science fiction opera, Opera -NEO-. With the intention to release the opera to a wider audience outside of Japan... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  4. Leather Notebook Cases

    26 February 2016

    I love Field Notes notebooks, but I've never been able to find a leather case that met my needs. I wanted a case that was small enough to fit in my pocket, big enough to hold a pen, could easily hold two notebooks, but could protect the notebooks from getting... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  5. Originally inspired by the Japanese Diet pin and an old blood donation reward pin from the 1970's, I wanted to make my own pin that used soft enamel covered in a bubble of clear enamel. Having recently formed the art collective the Suginami-ku Cryptozoology Society with toy maker Science Patrol... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  6. I've always been fascinated with Tsukumogami; the idea that unused, inanimate objects can eventually become animated if left for too long. In November, I sculpted a kettle Tsukumogami, traditionally called Zenfushou, out of paper clay. I poured a two part silicon mold, then pulled a few resin casts to sell... continue reading (0, 1 image)