Hi! I’m Qta Sato, graphic designer currently based in Los Angeles.

I started my career as an illustrator, and today I find myself coding. I enjoy both because I believe that Graphic Design exists somewhere between the two. Intuitively I sketch and mix paints on my palette while practicing the logical thinking required to write programing language. I draw like a programmer and write code like an artist.

This duality exists in my life as well. I have come to Western culture from Japan, and I am having a thrilling creative journey here. I am naturally introverted but frequently outgoing. I love a playful approach to design that uses advanced technology. By working between different modes, I am able to open up new possibilities in my creative process.

Education

2015–2021

ArtCenter College of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

2010–2014

Keio University, Tokyo Japan
‍Bachelor of Arts in Law

Experiences

2020

Nike
Brand Experience Design Intern

2018–2019

Virsix Games
Graphic Designer and Art Director

2017

Darkmatter LA
Design and Animation Freelancer

2015

EDP Graphic Works
VFX and Animation Freelance

Recognition

2020

SXSW 2020 Finalist
Entertainment & Content

2020

CES Innovation Awards
Best of innovation

2018

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

2018

The One Club / The Young Ones

2015

TOHO Cinemas Student Film Festival

2015

Gatsby Asia Creative Award