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Julia Murphy

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Translation services

Japanese  — English
  • English (USA) Native language

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Personal Details

United States of America, Ann Arbor
Native language
English (USA)
Work experience
3 years 10 months
About me
Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile! I'm a multi-lingual American with extensive experience living abroad. I lived and studied in Tokyo for the last 8+ years and am likewise fluent in Japanese (JLPT N1 certified). I am looking to put that fluency to use through freelance translation. I graduated from a Japanese university in 2017 with a BFA in graphic design and since then have been working in Japan as a designer for various women's appar...


Tama Art University

  • 2017
  • Japan
  • Bachelor
  • Graphic Design

Work experience

Freelance: Translator, illustrator, photography assistant in Various
from 2015 to Present
Worked for various clientele as a freelance textile designer and illustrator, selling original designs and artwork on a variety of platforms. Freelanced as a photographer’s assistant and talent scout in Tokyo. • Sold original illustrations and prints to various brands in Tokyo. • Photography assistant and interpreter for visiting photographers. Scouted for shooting locations, hired models, booked costumes/props, and arranged transportation. • Currently working as a Japanese/English translator
Art Director in Office Starblinc
from 2017 to 2019
Started as design assistant, went on to spearhead the art department of Japanese Sixties inspired women’s fashion brand featuring original and custom-made designs. • Oversaw art direction and design of all print and visual media, including: branding, catalogs, press releases, promotional materials, packaging, social media, and more. • Collaborated with head designer on visual and color direction of new fashion collections. • Head of accessory and textile design.
Illustrator/textile designer in Franche Lippée
from 2017 to 2017
Created original artwork, print, appliqué, and embroidery designs for Japanese boutique brand Franche Lippée. • Met with fabric vendors and production representatives from Japan, India, and China to oversee embroidery and fabric printing process. • Designed, illustrated, and oversaw production of new textiles and original prints. Monitored costs and production schedules. • Aided accessory and apparel designers with technical designs and artwork.


Japanese CV

  • 2020

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