About Masa Uehara Design
After working at a topnotch design studio, Masa went
on to spend over ten years in the marketing department of a major corporation
in Sacramento. During this period, she expanded her skills to multimedia and
website technology and started a freelance business out of her home in the
foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Since then, she has quit the Sacramento commute
and now devotes herself full-time to her own business outside Nevada City.
She feels fortunate to have received traditional training and a solid foundation in design principles at Chico State. This classic training, combined with her native grounding in the Japanese esthetic, gives her work its distinctive style.
More recently, she enjoys collaborating with people in small business and individuals launching, redesigning, and updating their websites. She has been engaged in the community as a founding member of North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center and a Zen center, Ring Of Bone Zendo.
She also does her community services through Sierra
Storytelling Festival, North
San Juan Fire District, Food
Bank of Nevada County. and San
Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association. One of her favorite places to be in
Nevada County is BriarPatch
Coop, for whom she created the website and did a major graphic design
work from the brochures and the business system to numerous store signs. She
used to be active in the Gold Country chapter of LeTip International for many