Naoki Hisamoto

Communication Designer

How did you get into design?

My brother. (Shout-out: Yoshiki)

Why are you at Liferay?

I work with amazing people.

Favorite tool?

Pen + Paper.

Best lifehack?

I can fold my chopstick wrapper into a chopstick stand.

Where do you find #inspiration?

Interwebs.

One thing you are getting better at?

Waking Up.

If you weren't designing, what would you be doing?

Starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

Folders + Stacks.

Favorite place to visit?

Yosemite National Park.

Favorite hotkey?

⌘ + ⌫

Advice for ambitious designers?

Be humble. Keep learning. Always listen.

Last book you read?

The Bible. (Currently: Hebrews)

Most effective productivity booster?

Noise-Canceling Headphones. (Currently: Sony WH-1000XM2)

What keeps you up at night?

Caffeine.

Favorite Quote?

”Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Rob Siltanen