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Mac Funamizu

Creative Director at AnyTimes Inc.

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.

Work Experience

AnyTimes Inc.

Creative Director

May 2014 - Present Tokyo, Japan

Freelance

Designer

Photosynth Inc.
Brand managing, Product design
http://akerun.com/
http://photosynth.co.jp/


ION EYEWEAR
Concept design


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
July 2010 - Present Tokyo, 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

NEC Laboratories America, Inc

Design Consultant

-Future concepts with the technologies of NEC
-Designs for concept movies
September 2010 - February 2012 Cupertino, California, United States

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

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.)