Hello there, I’m Jem Yoshioka. Nice to meet you.

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I’m an illustrator and general web person. These might sound like things that don’t go together, but I’ve found that there’s a lot of overlap in skills. Creating pictures, crafting words and constructing user experiences are all ways to communicate. There’s similarities in the kind of research skills both require, and the same need for being able to construct a big picture plan while also being able to create details.

I love the web and designing experiences for people. The most important thing when designing anything is clear communication and a focus on people, not devices. Tools and technology will always be outlived by people and stories. The key is listening to users, building things with them at the forefront, and an openness to iterate (because you will never get everything 100% the first time).

Have a look at my illustration work or on my tumblr. Everything I make is licensed with a Creative Commons 3.0 New Zealand Attribution-ShareAlike License. That means you can make changes to it, and even use it on stuff commercially. All I ask is that you credit me and license your work using a creative commons license. If you need a higher resolution or are interested in using my work under a different license (creative commons or otherwise), contact me and we can sort something out.

I’m available for hire as an illustrator, user experience person or any other content strategy elements of web life. Do you have a job or project that you think might suit me? Let’s talk! You can send me an email at jem.yoshioka@gmail.com, or contact me on twitter – @jemyoshioka

If you’d like to support the work I do, you can purchase it online in my shop.