I'm a graphic designer driven to be a champion of uncommon stories.








︎    Campaigns

                    Projects designed as a series of elements or;  systems.

                Stellar Café Branding
                More coming soon





︎    One-shots

                    Projects designed for one format only.

                CalHearts Logo
                Sono Firenze Zine


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Calhearts lOGO

Passion project

The brief: Design a logo for a visual novel game made by the CalArts character animation cohort of 2021. The game was orginally hosted on itch.io.


Roles: logo design, typography

Visual Research are.na board:
are.na/cantara-naja/my-heart-skips-a-frame

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Sono Firenze zINE

Study abroad mini capstone project

The brief:  To make a book to ecapsulate the spirit of the Renaissance city that is Florence, Italy. 

Roles: book design, layout, typography
        
                                                                                        



More About Me




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I am an organizer of people and layouts.
I am circling back from non-profit organizing to pursue my passion in what I end up doing anyway in any job; design.

With an educational background in communication design, and a career background in community organizing, I know how to leverage verbal and visual  storytelling to inspire people to become involved with an organization by representing their unheard stories. Being involved in a electoral campaign that was pioneering how to activate new voters by using cultural competence and language diversity, and working with a labor organization that represents the varied coalition identity of Asian American Pacific Islanders, has honed my ability to make print and digital design that makes people with vastly different perspectives feel seen and understood.

I am also an aspiring GM (game master) for multiple table top role playing games.

I want to work with people that can befriend my brain. As a third culture kid, I am interested in opportunities almost anywhere. I would be happy to send my resume and expanded portfolio on request. Please email me at:  cantaranaja@gmail.com




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