Gotaro Oshitari

Graphic Designer / Musician

Honolulu, HI, USA

Work Experience

Shirokiya Holdings, Inc.

Head of Design & Marketing

June 2016 - Present Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Self-Employed

Graphic Design / Musician

Graphic Designer (Freelance)
January 2007 - Present

• Clients include: Fresh Café, POW! WOW! Hawaii, Morning Glass Coffee, Paradise Drive, Hawaii Golf Experience, The Manifest, Detox (non-profit drug education program), Danny Kaleikini Foundation, Maryknoll School
• Created Logos, Brand Identity, online presence via websites, SEO, social media content & various marketing materials (flyers, banners, apparel, etc.)

Performing-Recording Artist/Educator
• Extensively toured and performed at a variety of venues & events throughout Hawaii, U.S., & Asia-Pacific. Freelancing Keyboardist for international music artists: Shing02/Nujabes, Kimie, Rebel Souljahz, Detour Posse, Fiji, J Boog, Irie Love, Anuhea, Big Mountain, Maryanne Ito
• Musical Director - responsible for creating compositions and live arrangements for live shows.
• Band Management - responsible hiring musicians and organizing schedules for gigs/rehearsals.
• Music Instructor – POW! WOW! School of Music Core Mentor (from 2015) & also taught private lessons in Basic & Intermediate Piano/Music Theory to clients of various ages.
January 2007 - Present Hawaii, United States

POW! WOW! School Of Music

Hawaii Regional Director

POW! WOW! SCHOOL OF MUSIC — MISSION STATEMENT
WE'RE DEDICATED TO ENRICHING THE LIVES OF YOUNG MUSICIANS THROUGH MENTORSHIP, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND BY PROVIDING A CREATIVE, COMFORTABLE AND SAFE SPACE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION.

PWSOM BRAND MANDATE
• EXPOSE YOUNG AND SEASONED ARTISTS TO UNFAMILIAR MUSICAL TERRITORIES • HARBOR A SENSE OF COMPANIONSHIP AMONGST THE PARTICIPANTS, RATHER THAN COMPETITION.
• BRIDGE ART AND MUSIC CLOSER TOGETHER, EMPHASIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF BOTH MEDIUMS • DEVELOP PLATFORM TO FURTHER INTERTWINE THE PWSOM COMMUNITY
February 2015 - Present Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

JTB HAWAII

M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events) Associate

In-house graphic designer creating various marketing materials for the special events (M.I.C.E. / DMD) division where my design work was used globally for private & public events such as the 2013 Honolulu Marathon, 2014 Honolulu Festival, and the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour Concert @ Waikiki Shell

Job Description:
1. Coordinates sales efforts of events for groups and individual customers.
2. Researches and reviews tour and customers’ requirements, and utilizes information to create related programs for the worldwide market.
3. Plans, sells, organizes, arranges, inputs data into TOGO system and coordinates special events for various group tours and individual customers. Transmits details of tour arrangements to personnel in all departments of JTB Hawaii and to sales offices in Japan.
4. Researches and analyzes event-related programs. Consults and negotiates with business partners to arrange special events.
5. Researches and responds to event related inquiries from all clients; solves problems.
6. Coordinates and attends event-related functions, site inspections, and meetings.
7. Meet with tour escorts or organizers to coordinate event details with all involved parties.
8. Assists in coordinating group tours and individual tours for annual events such as Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu Festival and the Great Aloha Run.
July 2013 - September 2014 Hawaii, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Japanese (Advanced),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Mainstage, Logic Pro X, Microsoft Office, Social Media, Webflow,