Jun Ichiro Koyama Interaction Designer

I am a Japanese interaction designer located in San Francisco.
I make ideas visible to the world digitally and physically.

In 2006, I got an opportunity to join a printmaking exhibition at the California College of Art. It was first time for me to not only come to San Francisco, but also to get out of Japan. I still remember all I could say at the time was yes, no, and okay. At Starbucks, I bought a small can of coffee even though I wanted to order a cup of coffee just because I was way too scared to order in my poor English. Looking back, that moment was the beginning of my journey. From my hotel room in Nikko San Francisco, looking down at the city, I quietly decided that "I am going to come back here and become a designer that can order a cup of coffee."

After a year of dipping myself into the English-speaking world with tremendous help from SEA as well as 3 years of enhancing my design skill with amazing people at AAU, my very first life goal came true.

I am always seeking fun people and fun projects. If you find me interesting, shoot me a konnichiwa.
I would be goddamn happy to hear from you. Let's make something happen together.

EDUCATION

2008–2011
Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA
School of Web Design & New Media, Second Bachelor of Fine Arts
/Web, Print, Motion Graphics, and Photography


2002–2006
Osaka University of Arts | Osaka, Japan
School of Printmaking, Bachelor of Fine Arts
/Etching, Wood Printing, and Screen Printing



WORK EXPERIENCE

November 2014–present
Rakuten | Interaction Designer


June 2013–July 2014
Institute for Creative Integration | Interaction Designer


February 2012–August 2013
AVANT, LLC | UI Designer

SKILLS

Interaction Design(HMI), iOS/Android App Design (UX/UI design), Web Design (UX/UI design + front end), Motion Graphics, Logo Design, Branding, Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, Packaging Design, Advertisement Design, Photograph, Etching,
and anything fun and creative



SOFTWARE

Sketch, Pixate, Framer.js, InVision, Adobe CC, Cinema 4d, FontLab Studio, Logic Pro



ACHIEVEMENT

2007
Niigata Prefecture Exhibition
Nominated in the category of Printmaking (Etching)



Download PDF version of my resumé

hi@junichirokoyama.com

+81 80 4073 6471