Gene Takeshita
Designer / Artist

P.O. Box 22407 Carmel, CA 93922
tel: 831 293-8974
em: gt@artisticstudies.com

 
         
  Approach “Content inspired” artistic design  
         
  Consultant: 1984 - Present selected projects  
         
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center  
      With the kernel of “love all humanity,” a Master Plan for a new national center,
to put Dr. King’s vision into action was created.
Creative direction, conceptual planning & visualizations, art direction, supervision
 
    African-American Museum & Library at Oakland  
      The design was inspired by the “spoken word” of love, hope, wisdom and history.
Museum planning, exhibition design, art direction, project supervision
 
    Society of California Pioneers, Pan Pacific Fair: San Francisco, CA  
      The continuity of the Society and its rugged Gold Rush origins, instilled this design
Exhibition planning & design, art direction, project supervision
 
    Japanese-American National Museum, Issei Pioneers: Los Angeles, CA  
      This artistic and sculptural design reflected the first immigrants from Japan to America.
Museum planning, exhibition and graphic design, project management, supervision
 
    Japanese-American National Museum, New York Pioneers: New York City, NY  
      An organic design captured the pioneering spirit of JA immigrants in New York City.
Exhibition planning & design, graphic design, project management & supervision
 
    Wight Art Gallery, Interment Camp Art: UCLA  
      A free form exhibit plan, was inspired by artist’s visions internment could not confine.
Exhibition planning & design, art direction, project supervision
 
    Paul Masson Wine Museum, Pioneer Winemaker: Monterey, CA  
      A contemporary design accented with rugged details, influenced by early winemaking.
Museum planning & design, graphic design, project management & supervision
 
    California African-American Museum, Engineering Change: Los Angeles, CA  
      A “minds-eye” design, drawing from the innovations of African-American inventors.
Exhibition planning & design, conceptualization, visualization
 
    Cartoonists of the Monterey Peninsula, Tour de Farce: Monterey, CA  
      “Stage sets” embellished travel cartoons from H. Ketcham, E. Dedini and G. Arriola.
Exhibition planning & design, graphic design, art direction, project supervision
 
         
    Exhibition Planning  
         
    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Future Submarine Canyon Wing: Monterey, CA  
      New technology and scientific discoveries, inspired this series of future exhibit
concepts and plans.
Exhibition conceptualization & design, visualizations, presentation
 
    Toro Park Science Center: Environmental Learning Camp: Salinas, CA  
      This interactive “house,” revealed to children their connections with the natural world.
Exhibition conceptualization & design, visualizations, presentation
 
         
    Logo Design  
         
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute  
      The deep ocean Gulper Eel was the inspiration, as an analogy to their research focus.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Puddle Wonderful  
      A writer’s vision and a quote, combine to form the basis for this image.
Conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Block Publishing  
      Helping children to learn about science, through reading, inspired this logo.
Conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Alaska Sea Adventures  
      The rare sight of two Humpback Whale flukes synchronized, personifies their mission.
Conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Sea Studios  
      Brittle stars moving gracefully, symbolizes their unique viewpoint of the natural world.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Monterey Bay Center for the Performing Arts  
      The exhilaration of live performances inspired the unique perspective of this logo.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
         
    Illustration  
         
    Sunset Magazine  
      These nature illustrations were created to amplify their celebration of Western living.
Research, planning, conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Monterey Bay Sanctuary  
      The wide range of sea life in Monterey Bay prompted a dynamic, artistic image.
Research, planning, conceptualization, visualization, design, art
 
    Block Publishing  
      These children’s books bring the natural world, through storytelling, to young children.
Research, planning, conceptualization, schematics, design, art
 
    Monterey Bay Aquarium  
      The Aquarium’s unique views of sea life inspired this range of colorful, illustrative
images.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, review, design, art
 
       
    Product Design  
       
    USAsia: Monterey, CA  
      Customized product collections were designed for Hold Everything & Organized Living.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, design, documentation, supervision
 
    TSR: Menlo Park, CA  
      Unique, artistic products were created to fit in the gift and home lines of Red Envelope.
Research, conceptualization, visualization, design, documentation, supervision
 
         
  Employment: 1971 to 1983  
         
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey, CA 1980 – 1983  
      Collaborated in a blending of marine biology, design & art in aquarium habitats &
visuals.
Exhibition planning, conceptualization & design, graphic design, illustration, sculpture
 
    Glen Fleck, Inc. Santa Monica, CA 1977 – 1979  
      Director for clients: Knoll Furniture, Interactive Systems, Air & Space LAMS&I; film for
FDR Memorial, King Khaled Military City; graphic design for Frank O. Gehry & Assoc.
Exhibition planning & design, creative direction, graphic & product design, illustration
 
    Consultant RS Associates San Gabriel, CA 1976  
      Led the redesign of the Huntington Library Hall for the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration.
Exhibition planning, conceptualization & design, project management & supervision
 
    Consultant San Anselmo, CA 1975  
      Design lead for the Bay Area History Hall at the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
Exhibition & graphic design, project management, installation supervision
 
    Office of Gordon Ashby Inverness, CA 1974  
      Staff designer for: Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA & Skywatchers AMNH, NY.
Exhibition planning & design, production supervision
 
    John Follis & Associates Los Angeles, CA 1973 – 1974  
      Staff for the creation and development of the Man and the Sea at Sea World Florida.
Exhibition planning & design, design production, project management
 
    Office of Charles and Ray Eames Venice, CA 1971 – 1972  
      Staff for: various Herman Miller Furniture projects; graphic production for exhibits
and publications; production on IBM & Polaroid films; projects at the Eames House.
Furniture design, graphic & film production, prototype production, office projects
 
         
  Education: California State University Long Beach  
      BA / Art Industrial Design, June 1971  
         
 
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