Tokyo is 7,156 miles from Brisbane, Australia. But as a kid from Japan, it was a new planet altogether for Takeshi Takada. Arriving with little to no English, today his creative influence in Australia and the globe is inspiring. Takeshi is the co-founder of highly awarded creative visual effects company, ALT.VFX, with studios in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo and Los Angeles. He is also a passionate contributor to Australian creativity, as a member on the Lord Mayor's Creative Advisory Board. We spoke to Takeshi about creative life in Brisbane, some of his favourite spots and always packing a wetsuit.