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    GET THE SILLIES OUT from JUST DANCE KIDS / Wii soft released from Ubisoft on 11.09.10
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    HOT POTATO from JUST DANCE KIDS / Wii soft released from Ubisoft on 11.09.10
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    YMCA from JUST DANCE KIDS / Wii soft released from Ubisoft on 11.09.10
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    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT from JUST DANCE KIDS / Wii soft released from Ubisoft on 11.09.10
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    Imagination can change the world.

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These are some samples from my storyboard artwork. I hope you enjoy:)
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard with Dir. Rocky Jo
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    Storyboard for DODA XXX with Dir. Takumi
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    Storyboard for DODA XXX with Dir. Takumi
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    Storyboard for DODA XXX with Dir. Takumi
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    Storyboard for DODA XXX with Dir. Takumi
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    Storyboard for Spec CM
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    Storyboard for Spec CM
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    Storyboard for Spec CM
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    Storyboard for IYOGI Web CM
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    Storyboard for IYOGI Web CM
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    Storyboard for CAMPO SANTO (Indie short)
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    Storyboard for CAMPO SANTO (Indie short)
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"Inspiration saves the world!"
I am a: Woman
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Age: 37
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Profession: Illustrator / Graphic desigher
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My Business Name: Wakana Yokota
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info@w-halo.com
Email: wakana.yokota@gmail.com
City: Los Angeles, CA, 90005, United States
My Profession: Illustration
About my work:
I am a Storyboard artist / Illustrator located in Los Angeles, CA. I have developed a wealth of creative skills from working on various projects, and have earned a good reputation with my past clients by way of my strong ability to grasp the concept of the story and my dedication to accomplishing the client's goal. I have served as a storyboard artist for in the field of commercial, film and music video production. Good communication skill both in English and Japanese, and very collaborative and flexible for the directors' needs.


Bio:
Wakana Yokota is accomplished artist working in many mediums. After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University in which her major concentration was in Animation, Film and Drawing, she started as a Production Assistant for UTB (United Television Broadcasting Systems,Inc. ) assisting on TV production and post production including making storyboards/illustrations for commercials, assisting on creating graphic designs, and assisting on filed productions, including the film Toyo's Camera, a documentary by Junichi Suzuki.

In 2009, she started building her career as a storyboard artist for films and commercials. Since then, she has involved with various projects such as "Flying Lessons" directed by Derek Magyar, "The Congress" directed by Ari Folman, DODA "XXX", Music video, Director Takum, and expanding her experiences into new up coming projects. She has also worked as main illustrator for Wii game soft "Just Dance Kids" by Ubisoft.
Past Clients and Projects include:
STORYBOARD EXPERIENCE:

• Storyboard for a trailer, Director Rocky Jo, Los Angeles, CA. 2012 January

* Storyboard for a trailer, Just Cause Production, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA. 2011 October

* DODA "XXX", Music video, Director Takumi, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 August

* Commercials storyboard revisionist, Jay Silverman Productions,
Los Angeles, CA. 2011 July

* iYogi Commercial, Pure Film, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 June

* Nintendo Commercial, Jay Silverman Productions, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 May

* Day-Lee Pride Commercials, NOSCO USA Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2011 April

* "The Funny Man", Director Jake Barsha, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 March

* "The Congress", Director Ari Folman, Santa Monica, CA.
2011 January


* Crazy Cuizine Commercial, NOSCO USA Inc., Los Angeles,
CA. 2010 August

* YUKO Salon PV, NOSCO USA Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2010 August

* Wells Fargo Commercial, All In One Productions,
Monterey Park, CA. 2010 August

* "Flying Lessons", Feature film, Director Derek Magyar,
Los Angeles, CA. 2009 June - August

* "Seat In The Park", Director Justin Memovich,
Los Angeles, CA. 2009 May

* Music Video Concept Art, Director Takumi Koyama,
Los Angeles, CA. 2008 July

* YANZE music video, Director Hector H Kron,
Seventh Art Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 July

* "The Nuptials of the Dead", Director Maya Lim,
Los Angeles, CA. 2007 Winter

* "Gaho-jin", Director Takumi Koyama, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 Winter

* "Starlight Mints", Director Anne Walls, Los Angeles,
CA. 2007 Spring

* "Senseless", Director Alex Jones, Boston, MA.
2005 Fall

* "HDAM", Director Alexis Mayer, Boston, MA.
2005 Fall

ILLUSTRATOR / DESIGNER / FILM, TV PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE:

Background Designer / Illustrator
Just Cause Productions, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA.
2010 May - August
* Background designer / illustrator for JUST DANCE KIDS (Developer: Ubisoft / Platform: Wii)

Graphic Designer
Singing Whale Studios, San Francisco, CA.
2011 December – Present
• Graphic designer for Belly Up monthly calendar.

Production Assistant
Just Cause Productions, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA.
2011 February
• Production assistant at the motion capture studio.

Designer's Assistant
KOHBARONE INNOVATION, Venice, CA.
2009 September - 2010 June
* Assistant to the industrial designer.

Graphic Designer
I-Amity, Inc., Torrance, CA.
2010 June
* Company logo design
* http://i-amity.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 March - May
* Company website design
* http://www.disco-cherry.com/
* http://www.galacollection.com/

Illustrator
NOSCO U.S.A Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2009 November
* Event image illustration

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2009 March
* Flyer design for " bouquet garni " directed by Junpei

Hatano

Production, Post Production Assistant
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles,
CA. 2007 April - 2009 January
(Japanese Language Television Broadcasting, Channel
18, Los Angeles)
* Post-Production Assistant: responsibilities include
preparing and carrying the equipment, creating
storyboards for commercials, digitizing and checking
tapes, assisting on creating graphics and subtitles for
Japanese TV shows.

Graphic Designer for DTV Promotion
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October - 2009 January
* Flyer design, ads design, website update for DTV
promotion

Graphic Designer / Website Maintenance
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 April - 2009 January
Responsibilities includes: banners for website, ads for
the TV promotion, tickets for event.
* Updating company╒s website.

Editor
DISCO CHERRY Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October
* Subtitle making for " Colors " and " Sleeping Flower "
DVD.

Graphic Designer
DISCO CHERRY Inc, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 October
* Flyer design for " Colors " and " Sleeping Flower "
directed by Kensaku Kakimoto

Graphic Designer for TOYO'S CAMERA, documentary film
produced by UTB and Film Voice
United Television Broadcasting Systems, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 July - September
* Movie poster design, movie website design, flyer design
* http://www.toyoscamera.com/

Graphic Designer's Assistant
Singing Whale Studios, San Francisco, CA.
2007 April - 2008 May
* Assisting on creating bands' posters for The Belly Up
Aspen: responsibilities include selecting good pictures
of a performing band, choosing fonts, updating content of
performances, being meticulous in layout and on time for
deadlines.

Film Production Assistant
"Hibakusha: Our Lives to Live", Director David Rothauser
Boston, MA. 2005 Summer
* Organized crew and volunteers in Japan, planned
schedules, arranged interviews, translated interview
questions, and worked in troubleshooting production.

Illustrator
THREAD, An Emerson College Script Anthology Volume 1,
Emerson College, MA. 2006 Spring
* Published as a cover for one of assembled film scripts.
Chosen by the organizers.
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