Kara Yoshida

Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Heavily influenced by my background as a painter and a product photographer, I have over five years experience as a graphic designer, including four years in the fashion industry.

Work Experience

Forever 21

Sr. Graphic Designer, Web/Digital

September 2014 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

J.Hilburn Men's Clothier

Visual Designer

September 2013 - August 2014 Santa Monica, California, United States


Graphic Designer

Responsible for the design of all marketing collateral including postcards, email blasts, sell sheets, catalogs and advertisements targeted at both wholesale and retail customers. Photographed and styled product for use in all aspects of marketing. Designed and maintained Lodis.com and Forestandculver.com e-commerce sites, and translated content for Facebook and Twitter pages.
-Translated bi-yearly look books from a high budget outsourced project into a comparable low cost in-house project.
-Designed brand identity for a new belt and handbag line, Forest and Culver.
-Responsible for catalog creation and product photography for license brands including Harley Davidson and Eric Javits.
-Designed packaging for highly successful Costco sales.
-Created a system of organization for photos and files that is used company-wide.
March 2008 - August 2013 Los Angeles, California, United States

Professional Interactive Solutions

Freelance Graphic Designer

Assisted in the design of various web sites and print proposal templates. Also
assisted in the conceptualization of various marketing campaigns.
2008 - 2009 California, United States

LA Link Corporation

Graphic Design Assistant

Responsible for designing product packaging, flyers, brochures and
advertisements. Created and maintained the web site, www.shiitakeya.com.
Photographed products and food for both print and web use. Also responsible
for the organization of both the digital and hard copy of all art files.
-Designed packaging for an ongoing sale at Costco.
-Designed corporate web site.
-Designed mockups and presentation materials for sales meetings with
September 2006 - March 2008 California, United States


University Of California - Irvine

BA in Studio Art

Minors in Digital Art and Art History
September 2002 - June 2006 California, United States


Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, Studio Photography, Adobe Illustrator, Photo Retouching,