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David Hodgson

Multimedia Designer

History

1987Born July 11 in Edmonton, Canada.

1999First job at the age of 12.

2003-2005Working with Mitsubishi, becoming a salesman on 18th birthday.

2006-2010Enrolled in Design Fundamentals at Grant MacEwan University. Followed by teaching in Japan including contracts with Panasonic and Honda. Later graduating with a diploma in Digital Media and Design from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

2010-2012Operated my first multimedia freelancing business in Canada - dHodgson Design. During this time I also moved to Japan, living in Nagano and occasionally racing at circuits on weekends as a hobby. I also taught at Sony, Fuji Electric, and Murata.

2012-2014Moved to Yokohama and worked at two companies. The first as a graphic/web designer with an accounting company. The second as a multimedia and fashion designer at Aristrist - a clothing brand owned by a famous professional wrestler.

2014-2016Established Bizable, my first business in Japan which offered bilingual branding and web design services. Eventually contracted to work full-time for Nicolai Bergmann Flowers & Design.

Portfolio
Timeline
  • Mitsubishi

    Lot Attendant & Salesman

    2003.6 - 2005.8

  • Grant MacEwan / NAIT

    Student

    2006.9 - 2010.4

  • dHodgson Design

    Freelancer

    2010.4 - 2012.4

  • Aristrist

    In-house Graphic & Fashion Designer

    2012.4 - 2014.4

  • Bizable

    Branding and Multimedia Design Contractor

    2014.4 - 2016.3

Skills
Design Tools
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro
Soundtrack Pro
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk 3DS Max
Blender
Unity
Web
HTML5 & CSS3
Javascript & Jquery
PHP

Contact

dhodgsondesign@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!