I'm Masahito Leo Takeuchi (most people call me Masa). I'm a web developer based in London.
Since childhood, I have had a passion to create. After leaving Central Saint Martins with First Class Honours, I freelanced as an Illustrator, taking part in exhibitions and working with clients in the UK, Japan and United States. With self-taught HTML and CSS, I have built and maintained my portfolio website since my student days.
I enjoy playing Pokémon and reading about its mechanics and bugs in the early versions. I am also interested in how it grew to be a global brand.
My wife's hugs and my daughter's squishy cheeks keep me going.
It involved using EventListeners tied to keyboard inputs, setIntervals and setTimeouts, mapping divs into a grid to create logic for character navigation and collision.
Non-player characters’ motion behaviour would change according to the player's movement in the maze.
Brief: to create a website and API using the MERN stack in 10 days (group project, 3 people).
We made ‘Pokézon’, a site based on Amazon, but displayed fictional products in Pokémon.
I worked mainly on the front end, with focus on animations and transitions, implementing search bar with a drop-down to select categories and pagination to limit contents displayed on page. Users are also able to register, log in, add items to the shopping basket, and add comments to products. Collaborated using GitHub, Trello board, Zoom and Slack.
(Website inactive - I'm looking new place to host)
Brief: to create a website and API using the React and Django in 7 days (solo project).
I made ‘sixteensquared’, a website where users can create and share pixel art.
Main feature was a page where users can draw pixel art, recording the drawing as an array of hex colour codes. HTML canvas was also used to convert the image to png. Users could create and edit the drawing, comment and favourite other people’s work, and follow other users.
Website can also pixelate an image uploaded by the user.