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Edward Ota’s Portfolio

About Me

I have been raised in Japan, the United States, and El Salvador, which has allowed me to develop a multicultural perspective. I am native in both English and Spanish and know basic Japanese. Currently, I am a US citizen residing in El Salvador, Central America.

Education

My education began in the United States, where I formally developed my English. During my middle school years, I moved to El Salvador and finished high school in 2010. I graduated from the best college in San Salvador, El Salvador 2018, with a Degree in Strategic Design at Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera.

I also have a diploma for Art Therapy Approaches for Resilience & Stress Reduction at University Dr. José Matiás Delgado San Salvador, El Salvador. Most recently, I have earned a specialization in Digital Advertising Strategy at the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, United States.

Programming Skills

I love to travel and experience new things. My interests are eating, cooking, watching movies, playing video games, reading manga, and spending time with my mom & family.

I currently live in El Salvador, a beautiful tropical country in Central America. El Salvador has a colorful charm with lush and vibrant landscapes. The food is delicious, and you can easily travel to the beach, lake, and volcanos in one day.

Projects

My biggest dream is to create the best video game ever. To accomplish my goal, I have founded a start-up company called Walk. Through Walk, I can produce, develop, and distribute my creations online. I love spending countless hours of my time creating digital entertainment. It brings me great pleasure to share my art with the world and make people smile.

Walkway

I have developed a Google Chrome Extension called Walkway. Travel to the tropical country of El Salvador, located in the heart of Central America, and enjoy iconic locations, every time you open a new tab in your browser. I’ve collaborated with over 25 national photographers to provide over +300 unique photos. Download the #1 extension for El Salvador free on the Google Chrome Web Store today. 

Lights Out

Lights Out is a text-based game. This genre was mostly present during the ’70s and ‘80s when technology was limited. The level design features labyrinths/mazes as the principal gameplay element. Visit the game page and download it by clicking on the button below.

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Website & Blogs

I have developed a website to post my work and share my life online. I love traveling the world and documenting all my experiences through creative writing. Read reviews about my travels, video games, film, and more at www.lifeshectic.com

Life's Hectic ® Manga

I wrote a 300 page novel for the Life’s Hectic ®. I later began production on the manga adaptation to see the story and characters come to life. You can read the first chapter of the manga online for free.

Life's Hectic ® Game

Life’s Hectic ® is my life project and attempt to create a life simulator role-playing game. Players meet a colorful cast of characters in a new country with lots of strange things going on. I’ve developed concept art and prototypes of how Life’s Hectic ® should look and feel. I’m still working on it, but you can click on the button below to learn more.

Follow Walk

Check out our social media channel on Instagram, where Walk currently has over 4,500 followers! 😱  News posts and updates are uploaded every week, so be sure to give Walk a follow to stay informed.

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"The reward is in the journey."

TESTIMONIALS

“Ota is intelligent, creative, and is always ready to continue working on the next big thing.”

Boris Palacios, General Manager of PGS 360

“Eduardo is a one of a kind designer who is kind, intelligent, and passionate about his work. He’s just so awesome.”

Deby Cubias, Head of Operations at GGI

“Edward has always delivered his work on time and has helped me create amazing content.”

Alejandra Melara, Marketing Content Manager at Smart Bug Media

“Edward is a hard worker, and it’s always fun to collaborate on innovative ideas with him.”

Samuel Portillo, Founder of Es El Fin

“My go-to designer is Edward. I love all his work and trust him 100% with everything he does!”

Anthony Argueta, Business Manager at ACOACC of RL

“Edward is an excellent designer who works nonstop. His determination and passion are admirable.”

Katherine Pazan, General Manager at Bank of America NYC

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