Luis Zapata
Designer and Developer

I’m a designer, developer, photographer, movie lover, table-top gamer, runner, brother, uncle, and more.

Currently, I work for a creative media production company, Relative Scale, as a Interaction Design/Developer. With them I work on array of touchscreen interactive media to large-screen video walls.

I received my Master of Graphic Design graduate program at North Carolina State University College of Design. In the MGD program, my education was more research driven giving me the opportunity to study design in the context of culture, cognitive artifact, and new information and media. Within those categories I explored systems design for branding and identity, data visualization, interaction design, user experience, visual communication, and virtual reality. The work consists a mix of independent and collaborative work that was speculative and company-sponsored in seminars, studios, and elective classes.I received my bachelors degree in Industrial Design, also from NC State.

In between the two degrees, I spent time teaching English in Japan as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme, JET. During that time, I assisted eight different Japanese teachers of English over the three years to teach junior high school students. For one year, I also taught at two different elementary schools were I developed my own lesson plan.  During this time, I was able to get my Japanese ability to a conversational level.

This site is a means of being a portfolio that demonstrates my ability as a designer, developer and my process. The work ranges from designs that I made in the later years in industrial design through my research in graduate school to client work I do now.

Explore my work, and contact me to learn more.

Skills
Design
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Invision
  • Unity 3D
  • Keyshot
  • Solidworks
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
Design
Systems
  • Virtual Reality
  • Game Development
  • 3D modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • Branding and Identity
Programming
Languages and Frameworks
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • A-Frame
  • Java
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Python
Hobbies
Interests
  • Table-top Games
  • Photography
  • Archery
  • Movies
  • Running
Language
Proficiency
  • English
  • Japanese
Certifications
Awarded