Hello, my name is Daniela Nomura. The work here represents a decade of branding, marketing, and communication design. It's given me a strong foundation in designing digital interfaces, print collateral, environmental graphics, and leading photo and video shoots to create holistic experiences. I explore a variety of mediums including studio photography, digital manipulation, paper craft, and illustration to enhance design work.
Creating the foundation for your brand or organization's visual identity.
Cover design, pagination, and page layout for books, merch workbooks, and catalogs.
Vector illustration, pictogrammy, icon sets.
Creating a toolbox of visual assets and guides to structure your branded materials, including web-ready file formatting.
Creative solutions to package products for retail display or mail delivery.
Custom typography, sign design, brush lettering, and printing coordination.
One-page scrolling landing pages, multi-page portfolio sites, and e-commerce sites.
Banner advertising, social-media posting, and Facebook app design.
Lightroom adjustment, Photoshop retouching and manipulation, photo asset batch organization
You've laid the groundwork—you understand the problem and created a better solution for the world: your brand. My job is to explore how to present your solution in a way that is genuine and deliberate. Every brand has an inherently unique story to reveal, and revealing that story uniquely is the key to being remembered.
It begins with travel. Before telling everyone else's narrative—I wanted to make my own. I first learned to make a difference through 'green design' techniques beginning in the Pacific Northwest. This led me later to San Francisco to work alongside great people carving similar paths. I pushed yet farther. I took advantage of my dual-citizenship and moved to Germany, known for particularly disciplined design. I interned at FutureBrand–Hamburg to learn techniques for creating a good ad, which could universally apply to any story that needed to be told quickly and effectively. I then landed a position at the ad agency Radius Design Group in Istanbul, Turkey where I became an art director of really fun projects for internationally-renowned brands. Returning to beautiful California, I worked for the outdoor brand Mountain Hardwear, who told consumers heroic and inspiring stories of getting outside and pushing boundaries. I then became a Design Director for Salesforce's #1 global consulting partner who brings AI to your customer service. Then I went independent to turn the spotlight back on you, my next client with the next great story to tell.