What's TKD?This is my one man creative studio for all your web and graphic design needs

Hi, I’m Tomo Kawai and I run TKD!

I am a 25 year old who has a knack for clean, spiffy designs and sexy typography. Efficient, organized, and accessible code also makes me happy and keeps me sane.

I graduated from Central Michigan University, in 2008, and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. Studying under Larry Burditt was the best thing to happen to me during my time at college. Having a helpful mentor with a great sense of humor has given me the motivation to be where I am at today.

I now specialize in front-end web development and graphic design, where I aim to meet and surpass the clients’ expectations. HTML, xHTML, CSS… Yeah, I know them like the back of my hand. Learning HTML and CSS since I was in my mid-teens has given me the time and experience to understand and practice good techniques in design and coding.

During the summer of 2010, I made the big leap of moving to Chicago from the Metro Detroit suburbs. With a fresh new take on life and a vibrant city surrounding me, I am ready for new and exciting opportunities!

To get my work done, I like to use the following:



Are you in the market for a new website or just need to spruce up an existing site? No need to look any further, TKawaiDesign can take care of your needs!

(x)HTML, CSS, jQuery, Slicing .PSD, WordPress Themes, Tumblr Themes


In need of some custom graphics of illustrations? Or maybe you need a logo for your business? Don’t fret, I can produce some stunning results!

Web Layout Design, iPhone Mobile Web Layout, Illustration, Branding/Identity, Print Design