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— We are a team of unique creatives based in New York City with deep experience in art direction, design, and strategic branding.
Founder / Creative Director
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Fusako “Fuko” Chubachi moved to New York City at the age of 24 to fast become a prolific art director with award winning projects for top artists and clients in music, advertising, and digital media.
Fuko refined her talent during her 14-year career as Senior Art Director at Sony Music, working closely with the most celebrated recording artists that include Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, and Bruce Springsteen. From concept to direction to producing countless photo shoots, album packages, and ad campaigns, Fuko’s signature sensibility and style continue to produce new and diverse work.
In 2013, Fuko became a co-founder for a technologically advanced digital magazine HEAPS in partnership with globally established Dai Nippon Printing Co. As both Editor in Chief and Creative Director, Fuko managed its business development and created content with emphasis on experimental, visual communication.
Fuko launched 3 Day Monk with her business partner Natalie Graham in 2017 to offer their unique and comprehensive style toward art direction, design, and strategic branding.
Co-Founder / Architectural Designer
Born in Hawaii, Natalie Graham moved to NY in 2010. 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.
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