Marie Otsuka

Graphic Design

Print / Web / Front-end Development / Interaction / Art Direction / Identity / Infographics


Design studies and experiments

Client Work

Projects by client


My background and experience

I’m a designer / developer currently pursuing an MFA in Graphic Design at RISD.

I’ve worked with clientele in a variety of industries, including education, social media, the arts, finance, and non-profits. My site here hosts a sample of my client projects, some studies and personal work.

My background is multi-disciplinary. I began freelancing in my years as a student at the University of Chicago, where I was studying art history, philosophy and sociology. In addition to producing print collateral and websites for the university, I worked with local businesses in the Chicago area. After graduation, I spent three years as an IT consultant, leading projects ranging from cross-cultural user experience studies to global ERP system deployments. In 2014, my interest in sustainability led to a position as an in-house visual designer and web developer at the United Nations Global Compact in New York. I began the graduate program in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design in the fall of 2015. Here, I’ve taught a course on web design and development (GRAPH-3271) during the 2016 winter semester to undergraduates and graduates, and I’m assisting in web programming workshops in the spring. Further details are available on my resume.

In my free time, I like to find or concoct good eats, indulge in DIY projects, and play Ravel’s piano music.

Please feel free to reach out with any project requests or questions. Thank you for visiting!


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