Hello,

I'm Ronan Furuta, a freelancer born and raised in Oakland California. I specialize in UI design, creating easy-to-use software, filmmaking, and photography. Inspired by my favorite movies, I strive to create strong stories and themes throughout my projects. When I'm not in the studio, I enjoy sharing my love of nature by facilitating meaningful experiences for young children at Trackers Earth.
scroll down to see my selected work
Photo of Ronan Furuta, using a camera
short documentary
The Network is a short documentary about the secret mycorrhizal network beneath our feet. I wanted to create a style that was thoughtful and reflected the forest's natural beauty. To achieve this, over three months, I created animations that felt natural and tactile while also shooting complementing scenic shots of forests.

The Network

short documentary

The Network is a short documentary about the secret mycorrhizal network beneath our feet. I wanted to create a style that was thoughtful and reflected the forest's natural beauty. To achieve this, over three months, I created animations that felt natural and tactile while also shooting complementing scenic shots of forests.
Artist portfolio website
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein's art is meticulously detailed. Every line and stroke is carefully thought out. I worked with her to create an online showcase of her work, giving the experience of being in a exhibition of her work online. Thin lines and strong grids make up her site, while copious white space reflects her artworks' personality.

Nicole Phungrasamee Fein

Artist portfolio website

Nicole Phungrasamee Fein's art is meticulously detailed. Every line and stroke is carefully thought out. I worked with her to create an online showcase of her work, giving the experience of being in a exhibition of her work online. Thin lines and strong grids make up her site, while copious white space reflects her artworks' personality.
The BART app for commuters
Built with SwiftUI, Mongo DB, Node js, and Express, Arrival BART is a beautiful and easy to use BART app for iOS. Using my experience commuting on BART, I created a BART app designed for people on the go. Users can easily see information for the station closest to them, while AI helps users quickly find routes to their destination.

Arrival BART

The BART app for commuters

Built with SwiftUI, Mongo DB, Node js, and Express, Arrival BART is a beautiful and easy to use BART app for iOS. Using my experience commuting on BART, I created a BART app designed for people on the go. Users can easily see information for the station closest to them, while AI helps users quickly find routes to their destination.
24 hour free hackathon for high school students
Hyphen-Hacks sees hundreds of applications and attendees every year; in order to manage these applications, I created a custom event management system and dashboard for the leaders of Hyphen-Hacks. This system enables the Hyphen-Hacks team to review applications, segment their attendees, and keep track of who is on campus during the event. Additionally, I created the online branding and presence for Hyphen-Hacks as well as created an animated promotional video for them.

Hyphen-Hacks

24 hour free hackathon for high school students

Hyphen-Hacks sees hundreds of applications and attendees every year; in order to manage these applications, I created a custom event management system and dashboard for the leaders of Hyphen-Hacks. This system enables the Hyphen-Hacks team to review applications, segment their attendees, and keep track of who is on campus during the event. Additionally, I created the online branding and presence for Hyphen-Hacks as well as created an animated promotional video for them.
Elementary school maker fair promotional videos
Maker playground is a community event run by West Portal Elementary School. I worked with the school to create two short promotional videos for the event.

Maker Playground

Elementary school maker fair promotional videos

Maker playground is a community event run by West Portal Elementary School. I worked with the school to create two short promotional videos for the event.