Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Nice to meet you!

Hello, I am Toshihide Ikoma from Aichi, Japan.

I am studying Graphic and Web Design at John Abbott College in Montreal. I am thrilled to be able to experience an internship at Tenatch.

I studied International Relations at university and was interested in branding countries through cultural diplomacy, but the career path in cultural diplomacy was narrow and difficult to follow. When I was a student, I studied abroad in the UK, backpacked to many different countries, and realized that I could live anywhere with the internet. My first-hand experience of the awesomeness of the internet led me to work for an IT company in Tokyo.

After starting work, I was assigned to the new development sales department, where I constantly made phone calls, which was not what I expected from an IT job, and I wanted to quit. However, I realized that all I could do was communicate, and I worked there for five and a half years without quitting. ( I also got to experience various jobs, including management.) But it wasn't what I wanted to do, so I decided to re-enter school.


I live in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellvue, a charming place with lots of greenery, a large lake, and a quiet resort-like atmosphere. It takes an hour to get downtown by bus or train, which is inconvenient, but the buses run 24 hours daily, so it is a surprisingly convenient place to live.

My favourite thing is to listen to music like Jazz, Bossanova, muji BGM, Classic, Putumayo world songs, etc., and design while drinking coffee and eating chocolate. I also like events. I help out at the bazaar at the Japanese Cultural Centre, and I'm planning to work part-time at a Japanese food event called YATAI MTL in the future. Recently, I bought a switch and have been playing games at home to prepare for the long summer holidays and long winter.


That's all, thank you for reading to the end.

My portfolio: toshihide-ikoma.graphicandwebdesign.ca (Now Creating)

FB: facebook.com/toshihide.ikoma

Insta: instagram.com/toshihide_i


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