Hitomi Nelson Freelance Web and Graphic Designer in Utah
My Educations

Kumejima High School in Okinawa, Japan

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies in Nagasaki, Japan
- Associate in Arts degree of English

Utah Valley University in Orem Utah, USA
- Associate in Arts degree

Sessions College for Professional Design in USA
- Web Design Foundation Certificate

Me, Myself, and Design

After graduating from a University in Utah, I moved back and forth between Utah and California. This presented the opportunity to get into several different industries with different job titles working with web designers, web programmers, print designers, marketing staff to work on different styles of design. I really enjoyed working with them and watching the process of designing. It took me roughly a year after that to realize I should be in the design field, particulally web and graphic design. From the beginning of studying web design, I knew that was my calling. When I'm designing something, I can't think of anything else but what I'm working on. I just simply love it!

My Design Skills

Adobe products are the primary tools I use for my design work which includes but not limited to Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver. Using this software, I can create websites, illustrations, animations, and other graphics. I also create web banners in both still image and animation, and some print designs using Adobe Illustrator.

Who I Am

I was born and raised in a very small Hawaiian-like island called Kumejima in Okinawa, Japan. I moved to the U.S. to attend collage. Today, I live in Syracuse, Utah, happily married with two boys and a dog.