Profile
My name is Makoto Saito, 29. I am a Japanese-Brazilian Graphic Designer with experience in developing projects focused on branding and visual communication. I create logotypes, visual identities, packaging, and editorial design projects.

For 8 years, I have been designing for national and international clients in design studios and brand consultant agencies in São Paulo, Brazil.

Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in Integrated Design at Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany, and working as a Freelance Graphic Designer.

I am passionate by design, CS:GO, and specialty coffee.
Professional experiences
Graphic Designer
May/2018 - March/2020
As a graphic designer, I worked in projects focused on branding, developing brand identities, packaging, websites, social medias and editorial materials. I have worked with clients like Nestlé, Santander, Banco do Brasil, Oi, Grupo Boticário, Localiza, Grupo Petrópolis (Itaipava and Petra), COTY (Monange, Bozzano), Grupo Jacto, etc.
Graphic Designer
May/2017
As a graphic designer, I worked in projects focused on branding, developing As a graphic designer, I worked in projects focused on retail design in order to improve consumers' shopping experience. I have worked with clients like BASF, ABInBev and BRF.
Trainee
August/2016 - September/2016
In 2016, I participated in Yamagata Prefectural Overseas Technical Trainees Aid Program in Japan. On this program, I had the opportunity to study at Tohoku University of Art and Design (TUAD) and work at FLOT design studio.

Graphic Designer
March/2015 - March/2016
As a graphic designer, I worked in projects focused on retail design and shopper experience.

Assistant Designer and Intern
Jan/2014 - March/2015
As an intern and assistant graphic designer, I worked in branding projects helping the brand design team with adjustments and creation of printed materials, stationary, packaging, and editorial design projects. I have worked with clients like Mistral, Vinci, Elo, Cielo and Alelo.

Intern
04/2011 - 02/2013
As an intern, I worked in branding projects helping the design team with adjustments and creation of printed materials, stationary, and creation of licensed products for Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, etc.​​​​​​​
Education
Masters of Arts in Integrated Design
2020 - present
Currently I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Integrated Design at Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany. 
Trainee in Graphic Design
2016 - 2017
In 2016, I participated in Yamagata Prefectural Overseas Technical Trainees Aid Program in Japan. On this program, I had the opportunity to study at Tohoku University of Art and Design (TUAD) and work at FLOT design studio.

(Fine Arts College of São Paulo)
BA in Graphic Design
2010 - 2013
I concluded my bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, in 2013, at Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo (São Paulo’s Fine Arts College).