Mito Nishikura

Mito Nishikura

“I want you to become an artist who makes people happy.” by Mito Nishikura

However, I learned about the harsh reality of a career in drawing. There were only two designers, so right after entering the company, I was treated as a work-ready graduate. I frantically learned how to do my job and spent every day in front of the computer.  The designs I created through consecutive all-nighters, were immediately dismissed, as they “don’t quite get the point.” Even so, I kept up with my work, and handled different tasks with the help of my boss and my seniors. Around the two year mark, I started questioning myself. Where are the towels that I designed being sold? What do the consumers think about my design? As I faintly wondered, “What do I really want to do…?” a job offer ad for Studio Ghibli caught my eye. Their animated movies have painted backgrounds that touch the hearts of people around the world. As a long-time fan of their works, This was my ideal job. But, in order to apply, the hiring schedule conflicted with my work schedule, so I would have to resign from my job as a designer. “I will regret it, if I don’t try.” I was determined to give it a try and explained my intentions to resign from my job. Until my resignation date,… Read More »“I want you to become an artist who makes people happy.” by Mito Nishikura