I am a graphic designer and film maker, who loves photography, user experience and pop culture in all its forms. During my professional career I have led teams on community and brochure site redesigns, created mock ups and other assets for on-line properties; worked with outside vendors to develop systems and work flows for on-line content distribution; set standards for best-in-class DVDs and downloadable content; played key roles on various marketing campaigns; and worked in fast paced news environments.
Yesterday saw the digital launch of Ashley Rawlings and Craig Mod’s Art Space Tokyo, a guide to 12 galleries and other cultural spots in and around Japan’s capital. The book is great; it’s beautifully laid out and features insightful essays by and interviews with people who keep Tokyo’s art scene ticking. Almost as absorbing as its contents, though, is the story of how it came to be.