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Email: info@kakuseidesign.co.uk

WHO OR WHAT IS KAKUSEI DESIGN?

who am I and what have I done with my life?

James Capper
My name is James Capper and I'm a freelance website and graphic designer currently living in Corby, Northamptonshire. I have been freelancing for a number of years now, which is great as I have the choice to choose the projects I want to work on.

On a wet, dreary morning in May after 3 years of hard work, late nights and, ahem, lots of partying, I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Print Media from the University of Derby. I then continued training in Website Design while working for a design studio in Derby, honing both my graphic design and website design skills at the same time.

University is where my interest and spark for design started, I'm obsessed with it. Design is everywhere in today's image obsessed culture, which is great for me as inspiration is easily found! There are a lot of fantastic designers out there and I feel lucky to have such a vast community of people ready to lend a hand with any problems you have.

I'm a big lover of typography; the huge range of ways that text can be arranged on white space intrigues me. Text and font play a huge part in design and they are something I really like to explore when working. Some women lust over shoes, I drool over typography.

Away from design I have a huge passion for music, gaming, films & TV box-sets. Collecting CDs, vinyl and comics has turned into an unhealthy but fascinating obsession.

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Music

Discovering rare bands and artists from the 60's and 70's is a particular favourite of mine, but my shelves are lined with blues and '60's rock, country-rock, soft-rock and prog-rock, trip-hop, old school hip-hop and electronica.

  • Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  • Manfred Mann - Angel Station
  • DJ Krush - Jaku
  • Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
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Film

I absolutely love watching films and binge watching TV shows on Netflix, staying up into the early hours on many a night to catch up. Big fan of anything Coen Brothers, sci-fi geek, superhero fanatic and indie film lover.

  • The Man From Earth (Film)
  • Spring (Film)
  • Jessica Jones (TV)
  • Banshee (TV)
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Literature

I like to read when I can. American literature is a big favourite of mine and I love reading graphic novels, slight obsession with Batman. Frank Miller is an absolute genius and probably my favourite comic book writer.

  • Swamp Thing - Alan Moore
  • Shield Collection - Jim Steranko
  • Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Alex Ferguson Autobiography
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Gaming

Big fan of all things retro & love my indie gaming. Indie developers put so much more time and love into their games, making them a real pleasure to play. Absolutely buzzing for some of the releases planned this year!

  • FEZ
  • Darksiders 2
  • Ratchet & Clank (Vita)
  • The Uncharted Collection

Why Kakusei?

Dj Krush - Kakusei

(ka-ku-say)

JAPANESE meaning AWAKEN

CONNECTION: Album name - DJ Krush

( Japanese trip-hop artist )

Inspiration & Technical

Nina

All work was produced on a gaming PC and coded using valid XHTML and CSS code.

Inspiration for the logo came from this beaut to the left, my Brothers Malamute, Nina. She's an absolute beast!

Website built using Wordpress with some code produced in Dreamweaver, icons and logo designed in Illustrator and the textures being used were made using Photoshop.

Note: This website will display correctly on all major browsers, however Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 may display very differently, most likely the CSS3 and .png graphics.