Joseph (Joey) is a Japanese-American graphic designer. He is currently working at Umbrella. His work has been featured in publications such as i-D Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Hypebeast.

Joey is a Japanese-American graphic designer based in Los Angeles. He is currently working at Umbrella.

Daily Practice

Film Titles


I implemented a daily habit to demonstrate my ability to experiment and test the boundaries of my design skills. Motivated by my interests in film, I found the perfect opportunity to explore working with fictional movie titles. I researched different compositions, techniques, image treatments, color palettes, and type combinations.

Creative Direction: Becca Lofchie
Graphic Design: Joseph Abe

The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in — or out — and the windows of our perception are cleansed, as William Blake said. The same thing can happen when we’re around young children or adults who have unlearned those habits of shutting the world out.