Zoe Mana Nishimura-Russ - Print Designer in Tokyo

Zoe Mana Nishimura-Russ

I'm a print designer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I am a recent graduate from the Graphic and Interactive Design department in the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, I am planning to move to Tokyo in hopes of pursuing a career in the field.
Art runs in my blood, as I've been trained in the fine arts for the past 11 years. This has included graphic design, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration, photography, and so on. If it's creative, I'm interested. I enjoy exploring many mediums and how it can be used throughout my work.
In general, I have an affinity for storytelling, photo-worthy food, and of course dogs.

My Creations

  1. Noma

    8 June 2017

    This is a catalog that explores the success of the Michelin award-winning restaurant, Noma, and the genius behind it, Rene Redzepi. The aesthetic utilizes white space to allow the photography to be the shining star of the piece. Much of Redzepi's success comes from how beautiful his plates are, paying... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Minimal Museum

    8 June 2017

    I designed branding, way-finding, signage, advertising, and additional collateral for the fictional Minimal Museum. This is a museum that would exhibit art and design in the Minimalist genre. I was particularly interested in signage and way-finding for this project and illustrated a map that incorporates the bare-essentials. Every component focuses... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. A phone app and catalog piece for the fictional museum exhibition on Japanese, multi-disciplinary designer, Kenya Hara. The app allows for museum visitors who are interested in further learning about Hara to access an archive of articles and videos featuring Hara and his thinking. The catalog features 8 projects that... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. We the Crows

    8 June 2017

    We the Crows is a self driven project for a fictional subscription box service that brings functional and non-functional antiques to our customer's doorstep. For this project, I designed a website where customers can get to know the brand better, as well as view image galleries, sign up for newsletters... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. Spot illustration of the Pennsylvania Mountain Laurel. Sketched and drawn by hand then rendered and colored digitally.

  6. Etching

    8 June 2017

    An etching with hard ground on copper

  7. A two layer print using monotype techniques and linoleum block printing.

  8. Kinchaku

    8 June 2017

    Hand illustrated pattern's I designed and printed to create small drawstring bags.

  9. Into the Wood

    8 June 2017

    Into the Wood is a summer woodworking workshop located in Vermont. For this project, I designed the logo and branding for the program booklet that lists descriptions and schedules for each course offered. I designed additional components like a certificate of completion and a sketchbook made up of a variety... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  10. Harvest Moon

    8 June 2017

    A hand done spot illustration for an article on how to best view the "harvest moon." The term "Harvest Moon" refers to the full moon that falls nearest to the autumnal equinox, which will took place on September 22 this past year.

  11. A spot illustration I drew by hand and rendered and colored digitally for an article about how technology is allowing us to 3D print models of the universe that lets you to hold it in your own hands.

  12. An illustrated map and guide to beach combing, a relaxing pass time that lets you explore the things you find on the beach. I illustrated a map of the United States and highlighted through the use of red icons various places located throughout the country where to find the best... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  13. The Wild Hunt

    8 June 2017

    A catalog project that personifies the song, "The Wild Hunt," by the Tallest Man on Earth. By using hand written type, found imagery, collages of scientific illustration, spot illustrations of organic arrangements, and different paper types, I wanted the project to resemble a sketchbook. On the pages with the scientific... continue reading (0, 1 image)