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Patrick Ijima-Washburn Washburn (he/him/his)


Patrick Ijima-Washburn Washburn avatar

Patrick Ijima-Washburn Washburn (he/him/his)



Hello! I'm Patrick, the Creative Director at Ambiki.
I am a "multipotentialite" which means I have a wide variety of seemingly unrelated specializations.

Some of my specializations include:
* Visualization
Visual storytelling: telling stories through comics, animations, illustrations, infographics. (Warner Bros., Disney, King Crimson etc.)
Design: Logo, character, product (Black Sabbath, Musashi, Hudson, etc.)

* Communication
Translation/Interpretation: Japanese ⇄ English for local and global concerns (Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Yahoo!, etc.)

* Education
English for all ages (baby to senior) at prestigious schools and universities (Toyo Eiwa Jr. High, Kumamoto Pref. Uni, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Tokai University, Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare etc.)
- specialization in developing study and teaching methods, reading, listening, pronunciation
Cross-culture and humanities at school for teens with unique needs (Yoyogi Alternative High)
Japanese comics history (Sojo University)
Translation (Kumamoto Gakuen University)

* Corporate
Created and taught curricula for learning business and creative software
Translation, research for top IT legal dept.
PR, contract negotiation for top sports entertainment brand

* Research
Research publications (IJOCA, Manga Kenkyu, Sojo Uni Arts Journal) and interests include sound effects, folklore, translation, comics, monster theory
TLDR: I'm a quick learner who is interested in providing values-based service in a wide-variety of areas.





2016 - 2017

Southern New Hampshire University

MA/MS in English: Creative Writing

Minor in Literary theory

1987 - 1992

Georgia State University

BA/BS in Studio Art

Minor in Art History, Animation, Language

Continuing Education Certificates

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Cambridge University-certified license to teach English as a Foreign Language

Presenter Cambridge University
Format Group Learning (Synchronous)
Setting In-Person
Instruction level Advanced


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