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

Little Oze

Director / Animator

Little Oze short animation "Kuromatsu miso commercial"
Writing, Directing, Animating, Sets/Puppet design and building, storyboarding and naration
December 2011 - November 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States

Coyote Central


teaching the Advanced Cartoon Animation class
July 2012 - July 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States

K Rivers Films LLC

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.
November 2011 - November 2011 Seattle, Washington, United States

Gridwork Design

freelance Illustrator, character design

Illsutrations for website projects.
December 2010 - January 2011 Seattle, Washington, United States

K. Rivers Films LLC

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
August 2010 - September 2010 Seattle, Washington, United States


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.
May 2007 - January 2009 Tokyo, Japan


The Art Institute Of Seattle

Assosiate of applied arts

AA, Animation Arts & Design
Spring 2007 Best Portfolio award of Animation department
September 2004 - March 2007 Seattle, Washington, United States

Osaka University Of Arts

大阪芸術大学 / Osaka University of Arts
Fine Arts
April 2002 - March 2003 Osaka, Japan

Yoyogi Formative Art School

Dessin program, Drawing

September 2000 - March 2002 Tokyo, Japan


English (Fluent),
Japanese (Native),


The Art Institute Of Seattle

Best portfolio award on Animation department 2007 spring



Dragon Frame , AfterEffects, Character Design, Fiddle, Illuatration, Indesign, IStopMotion, Photoshop, Portraits, Stop Motion Animation, Stopmotionpro, Vegas,