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Kobayashi です。

Enthusiastic, confident and reliable professional designer, who has vast experience managing technically complex projects.

Designer - Front-End Developer - 100% Responsive

Passionate designer motivated in web front-end development and web user interface. Specialized in CMS with touches of unique style designed with CSS. Bootstrap 100% responsive websites.

Project Manager - Outsource Specialist

Onshore IT Project Manager for Bayer Japan website-related projects. Maintenance and enhancement of existing websites, (50+ live websites leading maintenance team on task such as content update, press release, specific functions enhancement, etc.) providing leadership and technical guidance to less experience team members.

E-Commerce

Recently started new E-commerce as part of experiment to check all the behaviours and challenges that e-commerce bring to a freelance developer / designer.

Portfolio

Brief sample of my portfolio.

Logo Design

Graphic Design

Identity - Case 1

Graphic Design

Pamphlet, Posters, etc.

Graphic Design

Uber Corporation

CMS - Website Project

Box From Japan

E - Commerce - Website Project

IT Consulting

IT - Project Manager

About me

From 2011 to December 2014 I have been engaged working as a freelance web consultant.

  • Feb. 2000 to Aug. 2005

    MAAT Create
    Design Studio

    Ideas and creation of total planning design studio with two other partners. Planning design, project management, design of logos, catalogs, pamphlets, websites, budget calculation; negotiations; etc. Domestic and international sales and marketing.

  • May 2008 to Dec. 2008

    J-Links Co., Ltd.
    Trade & Design Company

    Total brand development including company website, stationary, catalogs, etc. International sales.

  • Jan. 2009 to Aug. 2009

    Freelance Designer / Developer

    Graphic Design, web Design, UI/UX. Project management of developer and creative team and budget calculation. From Concept design, front-end development, including all related SEO enhancement activities.

  • Aug. 2009 to May 2011

    Uber Co., Ltd.
    Web Master

    Developer and Webmaster of company website 40 pages based on CMS WordPress platform. Coordination with Business department in order to collect latest information and update then on company website. Going deeper on SEO enhancement activities starting site from scratch, work from the structure of the whole website, in order to make it easier for search engines to crawl and index the content. (On-page optimization) Plan, define and design totally Line product catalog and promotion video.

  • Oct. 2011 to Dec. 2014

    Fujitsu
    IT Project Manager

    Onshore IT Project Manager for Bayer Japan website-related projects. Maintenance and enhancement of existing websites, (50+ live websites leading maintenance team on task such as content update, press release, specific functions enhancement, etc.) providing leadership and technical guidance to less experience team members

Professional Skills

Managements, Soft skills, etc.

Management - Outsourcing


  • Identifying and resolving common problems across projects.
  • Leading project and maintenance teams.
  • Participating in project planning and control.
  • Long list item here will wrap on another line once it reaches the end of the column.
  • Ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction to a multifaceted team.
  • Estimation and timeline definition.

IT / Web, Software


  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Web site development (HTML, CSS, PHP)
  • JavaScript Libraries: AJAX, jQuery
  • Bootstrap (100% responsive websites)
  • Web UI/UX design.
  • Agile methodology.

SEO - SMO


  • Staying up to date with the latest developments in the SEO field.
  • Thorough understanding of Internet and how it works.
  • Solid Background in HTML, and how website structure works (tags, titles, H1, H2, etc.) as well as web design.
  • Creative and analytical mindset.
  • Communication Skills; experience working with people with different backgrounds and skills.

"Honors & Awards" obtained during the past 15 years


  • 2013 - Certificate of Appreciation delivered by Fujitsu.
  • 2008 - JICA Long Term Scholarship for Master Course at Kobe Design University.
  • 2002 - One-year web and graphic design scholarship from Government of Japan.

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