I am a | Designer

When I am not designing, I am eating, cooking, doodling, and hanging out with my cats. I used to hang out with other people but now I just look at Maine Coons on Instagram and eat cheese on the couch. 

NEW! Supervisor of Graphics 

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Description coming as soon! 

Lead Graphics Designer

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

As the Lead Designer on the Graphics team, my responsibilities span from designing environmental graphics for new or existing exhibits to relationship building with third-party partners for print and installation. I love to develop pieces that engage and educate the public about animals and their care. One of the best parts of the position is creating designs that inspire people to learn about animals and their habitats. I love working for an organization that is making change happen.
Other aspects of my day to day include maintaining print and digital graphics on grounds to ensure every visit is just as amazing as the first. Nothing is too small! Nurturing my team’s talent while working to grow their knowledge and skills is a huge part of my daily responsibilities, and I love doing it. By managing timelines and facilitating relationships with other departments, I have been able to see projects from start to finish.

Lead Graphic Designer

Election Systems & Software

In this role, I translated brand requirements into thoughtful designs that pushed the company forward. By taking direction and input from key stakeholders to create innovative design solutions, we were a design leader in the industry. One of the main challenges for the election industry is creating materials that are modern and easy to understand while providing a plethora of information about a serious and complex topic.
I worked closely with cross-functional teams and product experts to create content that was captivating, informative, and attractive (which is one of the key goals for a designer). I brought visual creativity, craftsmanship, and innovation to campaigns and projects from the planning meetings to the finished product.

Freelance Graphic Designer

My bread and butter is partnering with people who have an impact in their communities and create spaces for education and creativity. Some of my favorite projects include Ahma Surf in Sierra Leone, Step Up Omaha and Council Bluffs, and Urban League of Omaha. Whether I am simply designing a logo or creating conference materials, every project is meaningful.

Digital & Print Wiz

My general curiosity paired with my design experience means I like to explore many different avenues for creative solutions. I have tried my hand at everything from sticker design to environmental signage.

Challenging the norm is my specialty.

Team MVP

Playing on a team with people you like is important to me. I work hard and have a positive attitude. It is important to make friends everywhere I go because that is how you get sh*t done.

Design Nerd at heart

Being on a team means that you keep lines of communication clear and clean up after yourself – even if that just means keeping all your layers organized. As someone who gets distracted by the infinite possibilities that design holds, I keep my emails sorted and files organized. 


If you want to collaborate email teriyaki.tsubaki@gmail.com or message me on social media.

Let’s make something amazing!