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.



Commonwealth Projects was commissioned to create an identity that reflects the enigmatic nature of the organization, of which the Visions2030 team refers to as an “organism.” Alongside a robust brand toolkit and bible, a new website was designed and developed to suit the teams evolving needs.

Live website:

Creative Direction: Daniel DeSure
Graphic Design: Andrew Hogge, Joseph Abe
Web Design: Matthew Donovan, Stefan Bowerman

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.