Casey Hawkins - Writer in Tokyo

Casey Hawkins

I'm a writer in Tokyo, JP

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

Jack of all trades, master of none.
Experienced smile coach and potterer.
Completed a double degree in Education and Visual Arts (majored in Jewellery & Metals).
I was a teacher back in Australia before moving to Japan in October 2015.
I'm currently working as a freelance writer. Most of the content I'm producing relates to travel and cultural identity.
I've written and illustrated two children's books.
I joined Canvas predominantly to offer a hand, toe, eye...whatever it is you need. Payment methods I accept are gratitude, friendship, inspiration or induced endorphins.

My Creations

  1. I recently wrote and illustrated a book to explain to my students back in Australia why I decided to head to Japan before the end of the school year. I wrote the book as I was unable to find any published stories (worldwide) to explain my motivation for moving on... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Join Noonie and his brother Merlin on their hunt to find Noonie's missing bone
    This was my first attempt to write and illustrate a picture storybook for junior primary-aged children. I scanned my hand drawn pictures into Adobe Illustrator and used various line tools to create basic solid marks
    Noonie... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Barnacles Under the Jetty

    8 January 2016

    Exquisite barnacles spawn in abundance under my parent's private jetty.
    Nuisance to boat owners residing on the man-made canals.
    If they were composed of silver instead of calcite, would they be a welcomed decoration?

  4. For Poorer

    8 January 2016

    Engagement ring.
    Carved from a generic solid wax candle.

  5. Personalised Balloon Cuff

    8 January 2016

    Inspired by the simplicity of the plastic balloon disc used to tie off balloon ends at festivals.
    It was my first experience using Adobe Illustrator to create a vector file for laser cutting.
    Synthetic plastic, balloons.

  6. Arm Cuff

    8 January 2016

    Brass sheet/wire, balloons, resin.

  7. Balloon Lips Necklace

    8 January 2016

    Hundreds of balloon lips, plastic piping.

  8. Roo Jaw

    8 January 2016

    My friend who was working in Perth at the time told me he drove past at least 10 totalled Kangaroos on the highway just after dusk each morning. I asked him to bring me back a skull. True to his word, the next week I had in my possession a... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  9. Untitled

    8 January 2016

    Dyed rabbit fur pelt.

  10. Knife Series. Resin Knife

    8 January 2016

    Interchangeable knife to reflect daily mood/style.
    Resin. dye, aluminium.
    Other materials used in series: porcelain, wood, ice, chocolate, wire.

  11. Shibuya Scramble

    8 January 2016

    First attempt at panning using Nikon 35mm manual lens.

  12. Selfie

    8 January 2016

    selfie phenomenon. Santa Monica Pier, LA

  13. Inspired by Tokyo

    2 February 2016

    Anyone willing to create an accompanying illustration?

  14. New and old friends residing across the globe came together in Zanzibar, Tanzania for 8 days of fun in the sun. This short video is simply a compilation of 'live photos' shot from an iPhone 6s. None of which have been edited.