This was a self-initiated project enabled by Netlife's internal educational budget.
Wanting to challenge the definition of what an educational budget should be used for, I intended to a) travel alone to Tokyo and b) justify the time and budget given to me to do this. With no set plan when booking the tickets, I allowed myself time to research locations, things to do, and contacts, with the hope that some sort of plan would form.
I concluded that I would document as much as possible in various mediums in the eight days I had — these ended up being photography, sketching, illustration and writing — and use these as an excuse to develop a website while taking the opportunity to learn new technologies in the process.
Conceptually, I wanted to create something akin to a travel diary, as well as creative log; in a way the documentation of a creative process. I wanted to explore my fascination with Tokyo and try to explain in unashamedly nerdy detail why it matters to me.
Technically, I was interested in learning more about technologies such as React, Netlify, Tailwind CSS, SVG + text, Lottie JS and After Effects.
I am very humbled that the site was awarded "Gold" in digital design and received a diploma for graphic design at the 2020 Visuelt awards in Norway.