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Mari Ichimasu

Little Oze

Seattle, WA, USA
I am specializing in stop-motion animation and illustration.
I fill every single project with passion and heart.
Please visit my website!
Work Experience
Seattle, WA, USA
Dec 2011Nov 2012
Director / Animator
Little Oze short animation "Kuromatsu miso commercial"
Writing, Directing, Animating, Sets/Puppet design and building, storyboarding and naration
Seattle, WA, USA
Jul 2012
teaching the Advanced Cartoon Animation class
Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 2011
Assistant animator
A commercial for Microsofts release of IE9 Featuring "Too Close" by Alex Clare. The animation was originally done all in camera utilizing light and stop motion animation. I created sets and animated light.
Seattle, WA, USA
Dec 2010Jan 2011
freelance Illustrator, character design
Illsutrations for website projects.
Seattle, WA, USA
Aug 2010Sep 2010
Set Designer & builder, Assistant Animator
Stop Motion animation, Microsoft's "7 vs. Mac" commercial.
Pre production: build sets, puppets and props
with many different traditional stop-motion materials.
Production: Animating puppets, sets
Tokyo, Japan
May 2007Jan 2009
English- Japanese Interpreter
English- Japanese Interpreter / Receptionist / Public announcer

Through the recruitment agency, I worked for Japan Sumo Association as an English-Japanese interpreter at Kokugikan general reception desk while national tournament seasons. I also broadcasted public announcement in the arena.
Seattle, WA, USA
Sep 2004Mar 2007
Assosiate of applied arts
AA, Animation Arts & Design
Spring 2007 Best Portfolio award of Animation department
Osaka, Japan
Apr 2002Mar 2003
Osaka University of Arts
大阪芸術大学 / Osaka University of Arts
Fine Arts
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 2000Mar 2002
Yoyogi formative art school
Dessin program, Drawing
English (Fluent), Japanese (Native)
AfterEffects, Character Design, Dragon Frame, Fiddle, IStopMotion, Illuatration, Indesign, Photoshop, Portraits, Stop Motion Animation, Stopmotionpro, Vegas
The Art Institute of Seattle
Best portfolio award on Animation department 2007 spring