About

Del Nakamura – Digital Media & Marketing

  • Current Marketing Manager for Northalsted Business Alliance, a non-profit chamber of commerce representing 100+ businesses in the Lakeview district of Chicago. Overseeing social media, web presence & coordinating media promotion for 2 major outdoor annual festivals that together draw over 300,000 spectators, Northalsted Market Days® & Chicago Pride Fest®.
  • Real estate photography, residential condominium and rental properties, major client Newman Properties.
  • Director of Marketing for The Chicago Diner, 2005-2014. Accomplished ten year/five fold revenue growth, rated one of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in the world and best vegetarian restaurant in Chicago. Michelin Guide recommended.
  • Food styling, photography and retouching in “The New Chicago Diner Cookbook”, Agate Publishing, 2013. Wrote Foreword & Introduction.
  • Illinois native and Chicagoan, BFA in photography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Studied with the influential Barbara DeGenevieve and Bea Nettles.
  • Artistic Director of Nomenil Theater Co. founded by friends Allen Conkle and Courtney Evans. Collaborated on lighting, props, sound, video/photography and promotion.
  • Visual design philosophy is an amalgam of East Asian heritage and American culture, inspired by simplicity, abstraction & technology. He loves Chicago, enjoys bicycling, vegetarian cooking, art, sci-fi cinema, digital gadgets, everything Westeros and cats.

Contact: delnakamura@gmail.com