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.
My name is Teruko Tsubaki and I would love to work with you!
Currently, I live with my husband and three cats (Lady Rainacorn, Doctor Cucumber and Captain Zissou) in the Midwest. My design background covers everything from email design to environmental signage, and I have managed teams and even managers. Besides my expertise in design and branding I am also great at collaboration and communication across departments. The positive attitude that I bring to my work is contagious and I always try to make my team feel like a family. Sometimes that means bringing bagels with lox to the morning meeting or running out for emergency mid-day coffee.
Cats – all kinds
Earrings that are shaped like things
Wes Anderson movies and Ghibli films
Petrichor (bonus points if you know the Doctor Who reference)
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Election Systems & Software
No fear of failure which means I always bring fresh ideas.
I love the challenge of ambiguity andcomplexity, it makes the job exciting.
I want to use my design to make the world better with impactful companies and great products.
I know how to tell a story with clear written, verbal, and visual communication.
I love to partner with people who work as hard as I do but don’t take themselves too seriously.
I keep an organized list of priorities and like to stick to deadlines, but I understand that things don’t always go as planned.
Teriyaki Tsubaki Designs
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.
I like to use my freelance to explore branding opportunities and challenge myself. It is a fun space to go wild without boundaries and helps fuel my creativity at work.
If you want to collaborate email firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on social media.