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Mac Funamizu

Freelance Designer

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 design sense, I can always create user-centered designs that captivate and magnetize users’ attention.

Out-of-the-box way of thinking is one of my attributes.

Good at creating sophisticated, instrumental and playful designs that also makes you want to touch.

Work Experience

Freelance

Designer

http://enfani.jp/en

Future design concept designs – industrial/product/UI
Smartphone/Tablet apps – corporate/game
Graphic design – infographics/logo/poster/business card
Web design


Clients ------------------------------------------------------

Photosynth Inc.
Brand managing, product design
http://photosynth.co.jp/


NEC Laboratories America, Inc
Design Consultant
-Future concepts with the technologies of NEC
-Designs for concept movies


NC Design & Consulting co.,Ltd
-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
July 2010 - Present Japan

AnyTimes Inc.

Creative Director

Any+Times is a community-based sharing economy service that connects people who have everyday problems with those who can help. The people with skills to help you who live nearby are registered on our website and are ready to solve your issues, such as room-cleaning, dog-walking, PC related technical problems, senior care, etc. Anyone can register on the website as requesters and supporters for free.

https://anytimes.co.jp/
May 2014 - August 2015 Japan

Japan Advertising Inc.

Design Director

– Design direction
– Branding, rebranding
– Smartphone/PC application designs (logo, icon, GUI, screens)
– Web design direction
– Design concepts
– Design Consulting
April 2013 - May 2014 Tokyo, Japan

Shinsei Bank

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
January 2007 - June 2010 Tokyo, Japan

Japan Advertising Inc.

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
August 2005 - December 2006 Tokyo, Japan

Education

Dokkyo University

Bachelor of Science Degree in English

- March 1995 Saitama, Japan

Yoshida Professional Training School For Interpreters

Course of Advanced Training of Interpreter

- 2003 Ibaraki, Japan

Languages

English (Fluent),
Japanese (Native),

Awards

Red Dot

concept design "Best of the best" award

2013

Red Dot

concept design award 2009

200911

Skills

Concept Art, Concept Design, Concept Sketching, Concepting, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Motion Design, Product Design, Web Design, Grid Systems, Illustrator, Photoshop,

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)

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.)