Aloha, I'm Chris Mitsuda!
I was born and raised in Southern California (Orange County), and moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University, where I dabbled in gouache, sculpted with clay, but eventually found myself immersed in pixels. :) I graduated with a BFA in Computer Arts/New Media. I have 10+ years of design experience working for various companies with great teams, and now looking for my next big adventure!
I believe in the holistic approach to design (Product + Marketing) by creating memorable user experiences from all touch points (physical and digital), while maintaining a consistent brand look/feel at any given point along the user's journey.
I love to problem solve, create "Blue Sky" concepts, but most importantly, keeping the design simple and usable. Great design is a balance between form and function, with feeling that communicates a good story with an emotional connection between the product and the user.
When I'm taking a break from design, you can find me playing in the surf/sand at the beach with my family, flipping pancakes and attempting to ride some mountains on my bike. I also enjoy drinking coffee, while listening to "Coffee House" on Spotify (no pun, completely accidental) and just being outdoors, enjoying nature.
I look forward to hearing from you!