Lindsay Arakawa


Lindsay Arakawa is a Tokyo-based Social Media Strategist + Creative, originally from Aiea, Hawai'i. 

Throughout her work, Lindsay applies the idea that a successful social media strategy demands thoughtful creative direction

This approach is integrated into the work she's done at Refinery29 where she oversaw creative strategy and production for Instagram accounts @refinery29 (2.3M Followers) and @29rooms (134K Followers).

Lindsay's work at Refinery29 has been featured on Instagram's IG for News & Publishers blogHuffington Post, MilkVogue India, and Dash Hudson.

Lindsay is currently living and freelancing in Tokyo where she is consulting on Instagram platform strategy and content creation for clients like Vice Asia, GirlbossWomen's Health Japan, Keap Brooklyn, and TABI LABO.

When she's not working, Lindsay combines her love for film photography and illustration through digital art pieces that she mainly posts to her Instagram. She has collaborated with brands such as CoachPolaroidThe CutGirlboss, and S'well.

Before moving to Tokyo, Lindsay started her career in advertising at Heat in San Francisco, where she developed social media strategies and creative content for clients like Teva, Hotwire, and EA Sports.

Let's work together! 🐛 Resume available upon request.

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Lindsay's work has also been recognized for:

- 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).

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