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「WCF Mates!」Vol.5 Akira (EN)

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

WCF-Mates! is a segment where we feature and showcase the lives of those who have collaborated with WOMENCANFLY.CO. (Commonly used by Australians, ‘mate’ refers to a friend or someone you are close to.)

In Vol. 5, we meet Akira, a UX designer and creative director.

Akira was in charge of teaching the "Introduction to Web Design for Women" course at our Scramble Seminar held in March 2021 . IT and technology fields like web design can seem like a daunting hurdle for beginners. However, there are a surprisingly large number of people who are interested and want to take up the challenge.

Akira was originally a musician who wanted to become a rock star.

In this interview, we asked him what made him switch from music to IT and about his collaboration with WCF!

Who is Akira?

We honestly don't know what kind of title we should give Akira. This is because Akira's work transcends the boundaries of fields, including UX/UI design, web design, direction, and project management. He works flexibly, changing his own role according to the client or project.

Sometimes he works with a team of engineers and other times he participates in a project as a designer or director. As for his personal activities, he is a multi-talented person who does videography and photography.

In 2012, he moved to Australia at the request of his family and spent about 9 years in Sydney before returning to Japan in February 2021. He is currently experiencing reverse culture shock living in Japan for the first time in nine years.

If you're not familiar with UX/UI design they stand for 'user experience' and 'user interface