Welcome to Kyudoka, it's nice to have you.



So, what is this place?

It's sort of a portfolio-gallery-news-blog thing for the time being. This may change. I plan for this site to be a constant work-in-progress.





So, who am I?

I'm Gabe, an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed graphic designer, Art Director, photographer, writer, broadcast technician and television host. Currently, I work for a community services program geared toward the military and family members on Okinawa, Japan.





So, what's with this site?

Over the past 8 years or so, I have specialized in print and video production this website is sort of an experiment to see if I could venture out onto the web with more than just a folio page. I wanted to see if I could deploy a framework that has the extendibility to meet future needs without specialized training. I'm starting from zero and shooting for the sky...I'll get to why I think this site is important to you in a second, I know all this me, me, me sounds egoistical, I'm sorry.





What do you mean by a "constant work-in-progress?"

Like my current job, I would like this site to be an expansion of my skill-sets and so far, so good. I didn't set out to find myself working in media, far from it. I was a classically trained structural and pipe welder. I arrived at my position by odd circumstance and necessity, but solution-based thinking and determination got me from production artist to Art Director of a nationally distributed weekly and an annual internationally distributed guidebook, then to broadcast specialist and finally to a television host, it's a strange and wonderful world.





So why should you think this site is important?

A lot of what I have learned has been self-taught or taught through the examples and patience of others.  And I hope to give back a little. This site would be boring, dated and leave a lot to be desired if I only posted images of my work. What I hope to do with the News portion of the site is bring you updates, slices of life, interviews with regulars or local heroes from Okinawa. To show you what an amazing place this is and how lucky we are to be here. Most of all I hope you enjoy the site and don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have an idea to make it better.





A list of clients and resume are available upon request.