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Mac Funamizu

Design Director at Japan AD

Tokyo, Japan
I believe that design is communication.

For the first 10+ years of my career, I had been a teacher of English and an interpreter. Changed my career path in 2005 to become a designer.
By combining my presentation methods and visualization skills which I acquired through my teaching career and my design sense, I can always create user-centered designs that captivate and magnetize users' attention.
Experience
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Jun 2013Present
Metagoo, Inc.
Chief Creator
Metagoo is a mobile digital contents curation platform works directly on physical objects. Works just label makers on your things!
Madrid, Spain
Oct 2013Present
ION EYEWEAR
Concept Designer
ION glasses are the first-ever smart glasses —optical or sunglasses— which interact with your smartphone or tablet.
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 2013Present
Design Director
– Design direction
– Branding, rebranding
– Smartphone/PC application designs (logo, icon, GUI, screens)
– Web design direction
– Design concepts
– Design Consulting
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 2010Present
Designer
Future design concepts – industrial/product/UI
Smart phone/Tablet apps – corporate/game
Graphic design – logo/poster/business card
Web design


iPad Application Designs for enterprises (NC Design & Consulting co.,Ltd – Japan)
-UI, icon, logo designs

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2011 Future Movies (Asahi Glass Company)
-Future car/house/robot/devices/UIs
-Motion graphic UI designs

Future Concept Movie Designs for SOFTBANK (SOFTBANK – Japan)
-Future computer interface design in 3D
-Motion graphic of future computer programming
-Concept designs of medical devices, mobile phones, desktop PC
http://webcast.softbank.co.jp/ja/press/20100625/index.html

TOYOTA Smart Center 20XX Movie (Dentsu, Toyota – Japan)
-Smartphone concept design for TOTOTA official near future mobility life short movie
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMlVyY2EpLA
Cupertino, CA, USA
Sep 2010Feb 2012
NEC Laboratories America, Inc
Design Consultant
-Future concepts with the technologies of NEC
-Designs for concept movies
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 2007Jun 2010
Industrial/graphic/web designer
Creative lead & design of corporate brand strategy
-Responsible for the looks and user interface of the corporate brand website and all other related web pages. Brand website is a hub of brand information for the entire Shinsei group employees throughout Japan
-Created all design elements for the Brand Launch Event held throughout the nation: intro movie creation, all presentation design, collaterals
-Initiate projects to enhance the design quality of the brand

Intranet websites design
-Responsible for the whole intranet website design used by the entire Shinsei group employees on a daily bases
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 2005Dec 2006
Web & Art Director
TOSHIBA brand with collaboration of Dentsu Inc.
-Directed a special motion graphic content for the website, which was also aired in Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2006
-Created brochures to enhance branding of TOSHIBA’s new LCD products

Website of whole lineups of toshiba's tv related products
-Responsible for the whole design of the website of TOSHIBA’s televisions, collaborating with Dentsu Inc.

Creative direction of MLA website
-Directed the MLA (Aussie Beef & Lamb Japan)’s website renewal

-Played a major role in winning bids for largest website projects of M
Education
Saitama, Japan
Mar 1995
Dokkyo University
Bachelor of Science Degree in English
Ibaraki, Japan
2003
Yoshida Professional Training School for Interpreters
Course of Advanced Training of Interpreter
Awards
2013
red dot
concept design "Best of the best" award
Nov 2009
red dot
concept design award 2009
Publications
National Geographic Channel
Discovery News Technology
Travel Channel
GIZMODO
DVICE
Fast Company.com
Smashing Magazine
NEWS.com.au
SXSW 2011
Gadget Girlz (Canada)
TECHNODROM (Russia)
OLO Editions (France)
Geekbrief.tv
NEXT Design Trends
Cairo Editore (Italy)
LAPTOP Magazine (New York)
MONITOR magazine (International publication)
GOOD magazine (Los Angeles)
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Japanese (Native)
Available for
– Future design concepts (futuristic gadgets, computer interface, etc.)
– Fantasy User Interfaces (FUI) for concept movies/films
– Corporate Branding
– Design Consulting
– Industrial design concepts (mobile devices, etc.)
– Smartphone/PC application designs (logo, icon, GUI, screens)
– Web design (GUI, screens, graphic part)
– Graphic design (collateral, packages, business cards etc.)