Resume

Byron Inouye

808-352-0064
beeeye@gmail.com
2525 Date St. Apt. 3502
Honolulu, HI 96826
www.binouye.com

Work Experience

SENIOR LT DIGITAL ARTS DESIGNER
2005–Present
Marketing and Publication Services, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), College of Education (COE), Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG). Works with a team to create a range of deliverables for University clients and other non-profits. Meets regularly with clients to discuss needs. Creates graphics for print and web. Supervises interns. Assists with CRDG Summer Programs in creating branding and other promotional materials. Plans and implements safety systems for traffic logistics. Created, planned, and taught a 6-week course on graphic design for students grades 7–12.

SENIOR LT DIGITAL ARTS DESIGNER
2002–2004
School Assisted Interactive Learning (SAIL) and Safe Schools Project UHM, COE, CRDG. Worked as lead designer in partnership with educators to create an online marine science database. Illustrated and designed diagrams and other infographics. Shot and edited video of classroom teachers. Coordinated with other content creators. Illustrated diagrams and other infographics. Programmed an interactive web-based system to deliver textbooks.

GRAPHIC SPECIALIST
2000–2001
Technology Innovation and Teacher Education Collaborative (TITEC) UHM, COE, CRDG. Worked with educators to create a science resource center accessible both on and offline. Met regularly with educators and team members to discuss the needs of stakeholders. Developed and implemented a system to deliver content to educators with limited online access.

GRAPHIC SPECIALIST
1998–1999
Science Department and Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) UHM, COE, CRDG. Worked with educators from Japan, Spain, and Germany remotely and in person. Illustrated and coded interactive distance learning modules used throughout Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) schools. Coordinated with distance technology managers to ensure compatibility.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
1993–1997
Developmental Approaches in Science, Health & Technology (DASH) UHM, COE, CRDG. Met regularly with a team of educators to discuss the needs of schools’ science and health programs. Illustrated diagrams for K–12 science programs. Designed layouts for curriculum materials.

OWNER/FREELANCE DESIGNER
1992–Present
Bee Eye Design. Responsible for all daily operations including sales, marketing, creative direction, account and project management, art direction, and graphic design and production design.

Education

1993
University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.F.A. Graphic Design, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Skills

• Creating publications for marketing and education
including but not limited to branding, infographics, brochures, flyers, banners, websites, social media
• Highly proficient in using professional software for various projects
–Adobe Illustrator –Microsoft Suite
–Adobe Photoshop –Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere
–Adobe InDesign –HTML and WordPress
–Adobe Acrobat Professional
• Helping individuals and teams to write and/or refine the content of their publications
• Creative problem-solving for product and process development
• Experienced in collaborating with diverse groups
• Coordinating with vendors, faculty, staff, and students

Awards and Recognitions

2016 Team Member
College of Education Innovation and Transformation Award

2009 Nominee
Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i Employee of the Year

2001 Nominee
Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i Employee of the Year

Organizations

2022–2023
Sergeant at Arms, Honolulu Sertoma Club. Assists the office of the President in running the monthly meeting.

2014–2015
President, Honolulu Sertoma Club. Led an initiative to increase awareness of hearing health to middle and high schoolers through the SafeEars program. Applied for and received continued stewardship of the $10,000 Cottington Trust for Gifted Children scholarship.

2011–2013
Vice President of Sponsorship, Honolulu Sertoma Club. Worked with audiologists to create the SafeEars flyer to raise awareness of hearing health to middle and high schoolers. Assisted in administering the first $5,000 Cottington Trust for Gifted Children scholarship to three high school seniors.

2012–Present
Advisor team member, Serteens Club of Hawai‘i. Works with other advisors to plan and implement the Serteens program year. Organizes meetings and other event coordination. Creates seminars and presentations for camps and leadership trainings. Acts as a mentor for students in the program.

Selected Projects and Responsibilities

• Healthy Hawai‘i Evaluation Team Logo. Office of Public Health Studies, UHM 2022. Worked with clients to create a branding system that included a logo and templates for stationery and on-screen presentations. Held initial meetings with clients to address their needs. Followed up with changes until project completion.

• UH System Basic Needs Report. University of Hawai‘i System 2022. Worked with clients to create a report showing the basic needs of college students attending the University of Hawai‘i system. Revised graphs and organized data for aesthetic and logical flow. Communicated through virtual meetings. Followed up with client regularly until completion of the project.

• Hawai‘i Health Data Warehouse (HHDW) Letterhead and PowerPoint templates. Office of Public Health Studies, UHM 2022. Worked with clients to create templates for stationery and on-screen presentations. Held initial meetings with clients to address their needs. Followed up with changes until project completion.

• ESCoR Hawai‘i and Change Hawai‘i graphic marks. Information Technology Services, UHM 2022. Met with clients to create two project logos. Held initial meetings with their team to address their needs. Created a number of drafts and worked in their recommendations until they were satisfied.

• Oceans and Human Health Initiative graphic identity system. Office of Public Health Studies, UHM. 2022. Created a graphic identity system, letterhead, and PowerPoint templates. Worked with clients to create a branding system that included a logo and templates for stationery and on-screen presentations. Helped guide the clients through the process of logo creation and branding usage.

• My Digital Voyage logo, character designs, illustrations, and art direction. CRDG. 2022. Worked with a team to create character designs for a series of interactive videos and activity booklet highlighting online safety for children. Created a logo. Illustrated characters. Directed the final layout and production of the activity booklet.

• Food Experiences for Agriculture Science Training (FEAST). CRDG and the Center for Getting Things Started (C4GTS) 2021. Met with clients regularly. Created branding and illustrated diagrams and infographics.

• Mamaki Ola logo. C4GTS 2021. Created a product logo. Met with clients virtually. Followed up with client regularly until completion of the project.

• Hawai‘i Education Research Network (HERN) logo. HERN 2021. Modernized the organization’s logo. Met with clients to update the existing logo to give it a more modern feel. Worked with clients through the revision process.

• National Disaster Preparedness Training Center selected graphics. Honolulu City and County Department of Emergency Management 2021. Worked with animators to create graphics for an online training course.

• Who Has More? The Great Flood. Yagi, S., Venenciano, L., Zenigami, F., Inouye, B. CRDG 2020. Worked with the authors to create the storyboard, character designs, and final illustrations for a childrens’ book about the size relationships of objects. Was also involved with rewriting of story to better fit the pictures.

• Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Strategic Response Plan 2020–2024. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 2020. Worked with the client to create a report designed to show the effects of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death on the islands’ forests and the importance of continued funding by state agencies.

• Unstable housing education poster. Hawai‘i Department of Education. 2020. Created the Illustrations and layout for an informational poster highlighting educational options for houseless individuals.

• Reef and Algae diagram. Our Place in Intertidal Hawai‘i (OPIHI). 2020. Engaged in multiple client meetings and research. Created final illustration.

• Young Artists of Hawai‘i social media and event graphics. Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. 2020. Worked with clients to create event graphics while meeting their tight deadlines.

• Infographic series. Hawai‘i Department of Health 2019. Worked with State health leaders to create a series of brochures to illustrate the negative effects of opioids, sugary drinks, and bullying on the State’s student population. Presented proposals during monthly meetings. Also worked with Hawaiian experts to include cultural components.

• Pomai and Her Papa. Hā Kūpuna 2019. Worked with authors to create the character designs and illustrations for a book to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.

• x to Why online game interface and game assets. CRDG 2019–present. Worked with math educators and programmers to conceptualize gameplay and create online game assets. Weekly meetings with a team to coordinate all aspects of the digital game. Illustrated interface and game assets. Supervised interns.

• Emma’s Adventure. Kapaona, A., Watanabe, B. CRDG 2019. Coordinated with the book illustrator to create front and back pages to match his style.

• A History Of Hawai‘i, Student Book 3rd Ed. selected illustrations. Tau-Tassil, L., Menton, L., Tamura, E. CRDG 2018. Worked with authors to create illustrations and infographics. Supervised interns.

• Campus banner campaign. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 2016–18. Worked with the University marketing department to create a series of banners intended to promote the campus as a fun and safe place of learning. Met with clients and printer to coordinate optimal sizing and material for posting banners in high wind and sun-exposed areas.

• CRDG Summer Programs Print It! course. CRDG 2015. Planned, coordinated, and taught a summer course for students aged 12–18 in using professional software and principles to create a variety of printed projects and prepare them for a career in graphic design.

• Exploring Our Fluid Earth, online. CRDG 2013–present. Met weekly with marine science educators to create illustrations for the online marine science resource. Researched content for scientific accuracy.

• Character mascot. Koaloha Ukulele 2015–present. Meets regularly with marketing teams to develop a character mascot and illustrated story. Interacts with other media artists. Developing character design and storyboards.

• The Makery logo. CRDG 2015. Created a project logo for a training course in using computer-controlled mills and 3D printing.

• Nā Koa Ānuenue athletic logo. Ānuenue 2011. Met with the athletic director and Hawaiian cultural expert to create a logo for a Hawaiian immersion school’s football team. Researched cultural artifacts and conferred with experts for accuracy.

• The Physical Geology: The Science of Earth. Charles H. Fletcher. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2011. Worked with scientists and other educators to create illustrations and infographics. Researched other sources to confirm the accuracy of drawings.

• Pacific Buddhist Academy (PBA) athletic logo. PBA 2009. Met with the athletic director to create a logo for the school’s basketball program.

• Lincoln Exhibit invitation and program. Hawaiʻi State Public Library System 2009. Researched the history of Abraham Lincoln. Created invitations and program for a Abraham Lincoln exhibition.

• Safe Ears brochure campaign. Honolulu Sertoma Club 2008. Worked with audiologists to create a brochure targeting middle and high school-aged students to show the dangers of loud noises and how to protect themselves. Researched and illustrated diagrams. Created the final layout which was submitted and approved by a panel of experts.

• Pac-5 identity system. Pac-5 Athletic Association 2007. Met with the athletic director to create an entire identity system for a variety of sports. Coordinated with coaches to apply the logo to sports equipment and uniforms.

Selected Projects and Responsibilities cont.

• Pacific Circle Consortium program and banners. CRDG 2007. Met with organizers to create a series of conference banners. Worked with printers to coordinate production and selection of displays. Created the layout and graphics for the program.

• X-Power packaging. CRDG 2007. Coordinated with printers and packaging vendors to select materials for a CD binder for an interactive mathematics course. Illustrated interior section pages. Produced mock-ups and final designs for the client.

• Hawaiʻi Transition Plan. Career and Technical Education (CTE) 2007. Worked with clients to create a book including cover graphics, graphs, tables, and layout. Researched binding and paper options. Coordinated production between client and printer.

• Working ‘Round A Problem logo and packaging. CRDG 2006. Designed a container to hold mathematic flash cards. Created the logo and packaging design. Coordinated with printers in China.

• Consolidated Annual Performance Report. CTE 2006, 2007. Worked with clients to create an annual report including cover graphics, graphs and tables, and layout. Coordinated production between client and printer.

• Research Retrospective for the College of Education, UHM. COE 2005, 2006. Designed the annual book on research for the COE. Coordinated with the printers to select paper and finish of the publication.

• Values for a Democratic Society dvd video editing. Go For Broke Foundation 2004. Edited interviews of veterans to fit on this promotional dvd highlighting stories of World War II veterans.

• FASTer project cameraman and video editor. CRDG 2004. Took video and worked alongside the videographer capturing classroom video. Involved in the initial planning and final editing of the videos.

• Safe Schools Seminar and School Safety briefs. Berg, K., Langford, R. DoDEA 2003. Researched and created the final packaging for the project binders. Illustrated the cover and inserts. Created the packaging of the CD and DVDs.

• School Assisted Interactive Learning (SAIL) graphics and interactive animations, Speitel, T., Blume, T., Inouye, B., Johnson, S., Reed, S.A., DuVal, J. DoDEA 2002. Created illustrations and other infographics. Shot and edited video of classroom teachers. Coordinated with other content creators. Programmed in HTML an interactive web-based system to deliver supporting media to textbooks.

• Developmental Approaches in Science and Health (DASH), Teacher and student guide illustrations. CRDG 2001. Met with educators and content experts to create illustrations for a K–6 science program. Researched science content and conferred with program authors for accuracy.

• FASTer. CRDG 2000. Programmed and developed an interface that allowed teachers to access interactive textbook content through a browser with limited Internet access.

• TITEC 1998–1999. Participated in planning meetings and developed solutions for distance education modules for use in DODEA schools. The final deliverables included illustrations and interactive animations. Created whale morph simulation, ecology web and chain simulations, Caribbean fish, invert and shell identification cards, and a series of simulations for a Visual Basic course. Met regularly with the team of media creators and content experts to create a variety of interactive media for use in distance learning courses. Programmed interactive simulations. Participated in the planning of the final presentation in Garmisch, Germany to stakeholders from the various DODEA schools.

• CRDG Summer Programs. CRDG 1997–present. Meets with team weekly to coordinate marketing components including banners, flyers, advertisements, and promotional items. Creates branding and other promotional materials. Plans and implements safety systems for traffic logistics. Created, planned, and taught a six-week course on graphic design for students aged 12–18.