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Sample Design by Marc Miyashiro

Visual design is an applied art.

Some designers try to catch the wave of
the next new thing, but I prefer not to put
the solution before the problem.

Getting the Desired Reaction...
Value Proposition Combining verbal content in meaningful spatial relationships. How it looks is important -- and tasteful, attractive layouts are fundamental to my work -- but I will never compromise clear communication for the sake of arguable aesthetic judgements.
  • Art Direction
  • Corporate Identity
  • Packaging & Signage
  • Print Ads, Catalogs, brochures, posters, and product sheets
  • Books and magazines
  • Storyboards
  • Animation
  • Web pages and software screens
Examples Design for Print
Design for Screen

Selected samples of print work
Selected samples of Web design


From aspiring cartoonist to t-shirt artist, I embarked on my career in graphic arts based on my native drawing ability. With additional training and experience (with instructional design and engineering graphics), I left the limitations of staff art jobs to pursue a freelance graphic design business. Doing business as GRAFIX, I stretched my boundaries beyond illustration to provide graphic design for publishing and advertising. Assignments included branding, publications, product and packaging, and sales/marketing collateral. I operated GRAFIX for more than 18 years, with the exception of a two-year sabbatical during which I served as advertising director for Dick Smith Electronics, an electronics catalog retailer. I have continued to use my graphic design skills on a regular basis in the course of my work as a software consultant and designer.

My most notable contribution to Bay Area design was the corporate identity for Black Mountain Spring Water, developed for Addison Olian Advertising & Public Relations. Other GRAFIX clients have included: Addison-Wesley Publishing, Alameda County Conference Center, AlterMedX, Berkeley Opera, Chevron, City of Sacramento, Coyote Point Museum, Dakin, National Semiconductor, Neil Young, RIDES for Bay Area Commuters, Robinson-Clarke, Sanrio, Southern Pacific, and more.

References Available upon request
Contact Marc Miyashiro
263 Bigelow Street
Clayton CA 94517







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