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Graphic Designer Kurt Osaki

I’m Most Creative Before I Go to Sleep

Photo by Joseph Esser.

August 8, 2017

Kurt Osaki is a graphic designer and founder of Osaki Creative Group. He studied at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena and went on to create brands for Fortune 500 clients, including the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets. Before taking part in a Smithsonian/Zócalo “What It Means to Be American” panel discussion in Honolulu, supported by the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, entitled “Does Hawaii Have America’s Strongest Sense of Identity?” he chatted in the green room about childhood …

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