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CONCEPT & ART DIRECTION

ILLUSTRATION/MOTION GRAPHICS 

A bilingual kinetic motion graphic music video. It highlights the appeal of  “Yuru-Kawa,” which translates to “easy-going and cute” as commonly depicted in Japanese anime characters. The tone of “Yuru-Kawa” can be seen in the illustration and color scheme in the video. 

Flamingo

Faviana

CONCEPT & ART DIRECTION

ILLUSTRATION/MOTION GRAPHICS

A collection of motion graphics for Faviana, a New York-based prom dress design company.

OnTime

OnTime isa mobile app that reminds elderly users to take their medication. This is an award-winning group project at The 2017 WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl.

CONCEPT

UI/ UX DESIGN

ANIMATION

Nikkei Business

ILLUSTRATION/MOTION GRAPHICS

Inforgraphic animation for series of short documentary about the US economy and border issues byNikkei Business, one of Japanese influential weekly business magazine. 

NY de Volunteer

CONCEPT & ART DIRECTION

ILLUSTRATION/MOTION GRAPHICS

Promotional video project for NY de Volunteer, a non profit organization that empowers the Japanese and American communities by cross cultural activities.

THE ASTERPLACE

ILLUSTRATION/MOTION GRAPHICS

Illustration and animation for world tour documentary of a Japanese pop punk x Anime rock band, THE ASTERPLACE.  

Cacoo by Nulab

MOTION GRAPHICS

Tutorial video for beginners of cacoo, a collaboration web tool by Nulab.

 
 

Hello, I'm Chiharu Hori, 

an illustrator/motion graphic designer, currently based in New York.

I create inclusive broadcast content that engages individuals with brands and ideas. I illustrate and animate to express our unique and our collective humanity. I've traveled many countries (35!). I've served wide range of items from ice cream to advertising spaces. Those experiences enhanced both boldness and sensitivity of my visual communication style. Using this personal communicative style of mine, I would like to continue creative activities that touch and move the heart. 

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