Lindsay Arakawa

Lindsay currently lives in Tokyo and is freelancing as a social media consultant, focusing on platform and content strategy.

Before moving to Tokyo, Lindsay lived in Brooklyn and oversaw Instagram strategy and creative at Refinery29 for accounts like @refinery29 (2.3M Followers) and @29rooms (134K Followers) – growing the brand's main Instagram account by over 202%.

On the side, Lindsay creates digital art pieces that combine hand-lettering with film photography. She also writes sometimes while listening to Frank Ocean.

Let's Work Together 〠


✿ Resume available upon request.

Selected Press and Publications


  • People's Voice Winner for Social: Culture & Lifestyle by The Webby Awards (@refinery29)
  • Best Overall Social Presence Honoree by The Webby Awards (@refinery29)
  • Best Photography & Graphics Nominee by The Webby Awards (@refinery29)
  • Finalist for Best Use of Social Media for an Event or Meeting by Bizbash (@29Rooms)
  • Shortlist for Fashion & Style by the Effie Awards (Teva)

Panels and Presentations

  • American Media Trends Presentation at TABI LABO, guest speaker | October 2018
  • Double Tappy Hour🍹📲An IRL convo about making freelance $$$ for your social media skills with Alyssa Coscarelli, Casey Zhang, + Kiki Von Glinow at Canal Street Market, organizer and moderator | September 2018
  • Happy Family Night Market's Tiger Mom & Asian Fetishes: Gender and Tradition at the Table panel, panelist | July 2018
  • Q&A for the Introduction to Fashion Marketing course at Fashion Institute of Technology, guest lecturer | October 2017

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