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    Design. Develop. Deliver.

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    All knowledge, the totality of all questions
    and all answers, is contained in the dog.


Print · Collateral · Front-end Web & Email Design · Direct Mail · Branding · Logo Design

  • Gold Effies · Best of Show Tempo 1st Place Caples · 1st Place Mobius & International Mobius ·
    Best of Europe · 1st Place London International

  • Prior to striking out on my own, I was a Creative Director at Euro/RSG, SVP/Managing Creative Director at FCB Direct and Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett USA.

  • My client list includes : Allstate, Boy Scouts of America, Colorlab Cosmetics, Dish, Oldsmobile, United Airlines, Kaboom!, Kellogg’s, Hallmark, Jones Dairy Farm, NAMA, NICOR, Powersecure, Privia, Walt Disney World, P&G, Heller Financial, Circuit City, John Deere, Kraft and Quaker. And many more.


My experience spans virtually every medium; from broadcast to interactive, print to collateral, catalogs to traditional direct marketing. But my first love is a print media and DM projects.
I often partner with an excellent writer Pam Spence. You can see her work here.

  • All
  • Print
  • Collateral Design
  • Direct Mail
  • Web Design
  • Branding


Don't take my word for it.

Anne Ream / Founder - The Voices and Faces Project

“Nobuko has worked with The Voices and Faces Project since its inception, designing and managing our e-newsletter series, handling a complete voicesandfaces.org overhaul, and supporting us in creating collateral and promotional materials for our award-winning storytelling project and our anti-trafficking campaign. Her work ethic is extraordinary, and inspiring: when Nobuko is at the helm of the project, it actually gets done on time (and under budget).
Hire this remarkable person.”

Ed Han / ACD - FCB Direct

“You could always draw a straight line between Nobuko and any given project. Focused and confident in her approach, she tackled even the most difficult of assignments head on. As a creative leader, she was never one to manage from the back and always led by example. Her work ethic was unparalleled and she demanded the best from her people. Having worked with her on direct mail, corporate literature, brand TV and print, I saw that she was adept at working in any medium and truly focused on the brand. For all these reasons she earned the respect of her clients and coworkers alike.”

Karen Jesso / Owner - Cafe Borgia

“Looking forward to the completion of our projects so we can do it all over again. Thanks for the Marketing Makeover for Cafe Borgia--you have REALLY made a difference in our presence.”

Eleni Petridis / Client Services - Fathom Communications

“Nobuko is an extremely talented art director to the point in which Fathom always leans on to get work completed in a timely and professional manor. Her work is always flawless and her ideas are always on target. She has an amazing rep in the business for a reason.”

Derek Moore / Principal - Kick-Start Collective

“I have had the distinct privilege of knowing and working with Nobuko at several agencies over the years. She is one of the most talented creative people I know. She's a tasty designer and art director who's work is not only beautiful and compelling but is also incredibly strategic. As a creative director Nobuko knows how to bring the very best out of those under her, she's demanding, she knows the difference between good work and great work and knows how to lead younger, less experienced people, to create work that is great.”


Gold Effies · Best of Show Tempo · 1st Place Caples · 1st Place Mobius & International Mobius · Best of Europe · 1st Place London International

Looking for a good art director?
Contact me on your next project.


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