We are a team of unique specialists based in New York City with creative experience in restaurant, graphic, and web design, photography, and strategic branding.
Satisfied clients use one or more of our services. However, we specialize in guiding businesses who are launching cohesive marketing, spatial, and brand identity campaigns, as comprehensive design is under one roof at 3DM.
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Architect / Project Manager
Natalie’s professional repertoire houses an eclectic mix of deliberate moves and fortuitous stumbles, which have led to this most present singularity–3 Day Monk. A stream of ideas (good or not) flows in her brain simply by witnessing then archiving her interactions with the world around her. All of Natalie’s creative endeavors were ignited by a passion for nature, discovery, and people.
She earned a Bachelors degree in International Studies with a focus on journalism from UC Irvine. While there, she worked as a photographer, writer, and op-ed editor for the school paper; shadowed a National Geographic photographer; lived in Holland and travelled extensively throughout Europe; and won art competitions. After a year of living in her uncle’s temple in Japan and travelling through Asia, Natalie was accepted into the Architectural Doctorate program at the University of Hawaii in 2006, where she excelled at design, winning school-wide esquisses and the Alumni Association award. During this time, she worked as an architectural designer and sustainability consultant and successfully executed a marketing campaign on responsible design. She was then recruited by UH as project manager and author of a sustainability design guide for governmental buildings, currently in edit.
Natalie transferred to Pratt Institute in New York, where her studio projects have been chosen for the school’s archive each semester of her final two years in program. She earned an MArch degree in 2011 from Pratt, leaving her with a honed creative sense comprising function & efficiency—finally enabling her to manifest her personal solipsism in the real world.
Natalie’s experiences are wide-ranging, including opening her own restaurant in NYC, designing residential and commercial spaces, and writing a monthly column. She is a self proclaimed foodie, theater junkie, and cosmology nerd. Her personal and professional experiences and skills have culminated in this moment, composing a simple soliloquy: now is a good time to be alive.
Creative Director / Graphic Designer
Fuko Chubachi has worked closely with some of the world’s top recording artists in her current role as Senior Art Director at Sony Music in New York. Fuko has art directed, conceptualized and produced countless photo shoots, created CD packages, and developed ad campaigns. The photo shoots have included casting, hiring and directing of numerous photographers, fashion stylists and hair and make-up artists, illustrators, web designers, prop stylists and any other creative personnel required to complete the project. In addition, Fuko manages various support staff from retouchers, production personnel, graphic artists and copy writers that are part of the project team for her music releases. Fuko has also been instrumental in developing the artist’s entire public image (i.e., Beyoncé) for a new release campaign to maintain artist/image/branding.
Prior to Sony, Fuko worked in Japan, creating TV commercials, radio spots and graphic ads for a range of consumer products as an Art Director at some of the top agencies in Tokyo.
Fuko also joined HEAPS International Inc in 2012. Fuko is responsible for creating contents for the new technology digital magazine an the editor in chief and also its design. She also started a design consulting company 3 DAY MONK in 2013 in New York.
Fuko also enjoys writing about food, art and fashion in her blog, www.fukoblog.com, and it’s earned a large Japanese and US audience – ranking #1 on Blogmura in Japan. And when she’s not writing or designing, the geek in her is addicted to games, manga (Japanese comic books), cooking, wine and sake. She was born and raised in Japan and now lives in New York City with her teacup yorkie.
Brand Strategist / Product Designer
Jesse is a brand strategist with over 14 years of experience in building global brands from the ground up. He has extensive international exposure with core strengths in brand strategy, product development, packaging design, retail communications, events and activation, marketing analytics and consumer insights.
He began his career at the New York office of G2 Worldwide - a major global brand consultancy - as a key member of an international team, which successfully repositioned Dunhill Tobacco of London in over 40 markets. With much of the business focused on East Asia, Jesse was seconded to the Far East and would spend another seven years with G2 stationed in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur, eventually becoming the Director of Strategy for Asia Pacific on a number of regional brands. His 10 years of brand building with G2 included marquis labels in the spirits, sports car and cigar industries with a modern-luxury angle; Grey Goose Vodka, Ferrari & Maserati and Dunhill’s super-premium cigarettes and hand-made cigars. He has also led campaigns for global icons like Lucky Strike cigarettes and Absolut Vodka.
Jesse’s cultural fascination and epicurean pursuits in the Far East eventually led him to Japan where he began a bold, three year entrepreneurial journey as the co-founder and key visionary for a new Japanese spirits label. Jesse, along with his Japanese business partner, collaborated with an artisanal shochu distillery and created Mizu Shochu (Mizunomai) which has already been awarded ‘Double Gold’ medal status and is quickly expanding it’s footprint in the United States and Canada.